This webpage is for a past offering of the course. The Winter 2013 webpage can be found here.
Welcome to the course webpage for the winter 2012 term of CSC300H, Computers and Society. Here is the course description:
Privacy and Freedom of Information; recent Canadian legislation and reports. Computers and work; employment levels, quality of working life. Electronic fund transfer systems; transborder data flows. Computers and bureaucratization. Computers in the home; public awareness about computers. Robotics. Professionalism and the ethics of computers. The course is designed not only for science students, but also those in social sciences or humanities.
Make sure to read and understand the course information sheet. Check the discussion board frequently to make sure you receive any course announcements.
Contact informationInstructor: Shawn Konopinsky
Email: [last name] -at- cdf.utoronto.ca
Related UofT Sites
- CSSU (Computer Science Student Union): work for a better CS undergrad experience.
- Accessibility Services: overcome obstacles to learning.
- Student Services: health, housing, counselling, careers, etc.
- Writing Help: writing is an important component of Computer Science. Donald Knuth claims that programs are primarily works of literature, and as a side-effect make computers do useful things.