Points for each assignment
  1. (HW1) 2 points per exercise, plus 3 points for general issues (layout, organization, citations, reference list): 15 points.
  2. (HW3) See elewhere on course website for details. Due date: Thursday, October 11, 2018. 17 points total.
  3. (HW2) Do the exercises at the end of chapter 3 and 5 of [B]. A two-page paper (roughly half a page per question) is expected. Total: 12 points.
  4. (HW4) Do the exercise at the end of chapter 6 of [B]. A one-page paper is expected. Deduct 4 points if the 8-step process is not used. Total: 10 points.
  5. (HW5) Do the exercise at the end of chapter 7 of [B]. A one-page paper is expected. Total: 10 points.
  6. (HW6) The ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct has ben updated in 2018, for the first time since it was written in 1992. The updated code was released on 17 July 2018 and is available at https://www.acm.org/code-of-ethics. Do exercise 4 at the end of Chapter 9 using both the new code and the old code, and describe the difference. The four sections of the old version of the code have, respectively, 8, 8, 6, and 2 parts. The four sections of the new version have, respectively, 7, 9, 7, and 2 parts. Explain how the old and new parts differ; for example: are some of the parts substantially the same? Have some been merged? Due date: November 29, 2018. I expect about one page. Total: 10 points (3 points for each of the first two parts, 4 points for the third part).
  7. (HW7) Choose a topic of professional interest that includes a non-trivial ethical issue from ACM TechNews archives. Prepare a 6-slide PowerPoint presentation (in pptx format; a few more slides are acceptable) in which (1) you summarize the topic (appropriate references should be on the title slide; see below), (2) you apply the 8-step ethical decision-making process from Ch.6 [B] to the problem, (3) you apply the ACM Code (either the original version in the textbook or the new (2018) version) or the ACM/IEEE-CS Code. You also need a title slide with your name, the title of your presentation, and reference(s), including at least the ACM TechWeek entry that you used. At least one example is provided in the "Student Presentations" section of this website. The PowerPoint presentation is due by 11:55pm on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. All students should be prepared to present on November 29, 2018. Some students will be asked to present in class on November 29; others on December 6, the last day of class for our course. Total: 20 points. 1.(8 points) Has at least six PowerPoint slides (yes, no) 2.(4 points) Includes a summary of the topic with appropriate references (yes, no) 3.(4 points) Includes application of the 8-step ethical decision-making process to the problem 4.(4 point) Includes application of the ACM Code or the ACM/IEEE-CS Code (all, some, one, none; indicate which one(s))