NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Ethics and Technology

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Ethics and Technology
    B. Course Number: CS 113D - 30373
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Shook, Angila
    G. Office: C.M. Burke University Center (UC) 232
    H. Email Address: AShook@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2658
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);
    Tuesday: 10:30:00 AM-10:45:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);
    Thursday: 10:30:00 AM-10:45:00 AM (MST);
    Friday: 8:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);
    If you need a different time, please contact me to setup an appointment.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course educates students on the impact ethical issues play in the use of information technology in the modern business world and will present key points that must be considered when making a business decision. The course is a three credit hour class. Prerequisites: CS 123D Business Computer Applications

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    Course rationale is to provide a course covering ethical concerns for the science and technology student. Tranferability depends on the institution the student is transferring to.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Ethics in Information Technology
    George w. Reynolds
    Course Technology, 5th Edition
    ISBN-13: 978-1-285-19715-9

    This course also requires a webcam and microphone/speaker. We will be using zoom, so make sure you have high speed internet.

    Suggested:
    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Grade will be determined by:
    Professionalism 10%
    Chapter Quizzes 10%
    Chapter Papers 15%
    Midterm 25%
    Presentation 10%
    Exams 30%

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Students in the Computer Science Departments should be able to:
    *Demonstrate an understanding of industry specific ethics (self & community),
    *Prepare and interpret documents,
    *Interpret and characterize data appropriate to the course (critical thinking),
    *Demonstrate computer skills appropriate to the course, and
    *Demonstrate the value of professionalism in the workplace.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Building a knowledge and expertise in ethics, by exposing the student to the ethics and moral concerns to be faced in the technology environment of today.

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    I will return phone/emails messages within one business day. Course work will be graded and posted within one week after the due date.

  12. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    Module

    Topics Covered

    Due

    Outcomes

    Module 0

    • Introduction to Canvas

    August 25

    TBA

    Module Professionalism

    • Do & Don't of Professionalism

    September 8

    TBA

    Module 1

    • An overview of Ethics
    • Ethics for IT Workers and IT Users
    • Computer and Internet Crime

    September 15

    September 22

    September 29

    TBA

    Module 2

    • Privacy
    • Freedom of Expression

    October 6

    October 13

    TBA

    Midterm Exam

    October 20

    TBA

    Module 3

    • Intellectual Property
    • Software Development
    • The Impact of Information Technology on Productivity

    October 27

    November 3

    November 10

    TBA

    Module 4

    • Social Networking
    • Ethics of IT Organization

    November 17

    December 1

    TBA

    Final Exam Review Week

    December 2-8

    Proctored Final Exam Due

    December 12 @ 11:59 PM

    *Each module will consist of reading, assessment, and exams. The course will also have one presentation.