|Homework||Due Date||Weight Toward Grade|
|HW1: Therac and the Boeing 737 MAX||Feb 1||3%|
|HW2: The Politics of Computing||Feb 8||3%|
|HW3: Applying Ethical Frameworks to a Dilemma||Feb 24||3%|
|Term Paper Proposal||Mar 3||5%|
|HW4: Fair Use||Mar 10||3%|
|Term paper Outline||Mar 31||5%|
|HW5: New ACM Code||Apr 7||3%|
The goal of reading commentaries are twofold: to give you an opportunity to practice (i) thinking critically about readings; and, (ii) communicating your thoughts about how to apply what you’ve learned in this class. The goal is not to summarize the readings.
Some examples of appropriate topics to address in a commentary are:
Each week, there will be a reading commentary assignment on Canvas. You should write a commentary for the specified assigned reading(s).
Each reading commentary should be a short paragraph (~4 sentences) for each reading, and should end with a question or discussion prompt, related to the reading, that you would like to have covered in your discussion section. The TA will try to look through the commentaries before the discussion section. You should be prepared to discuss your question during your discussion section, even if the reading(s) in question are not part of the planned discussion (i.e.., if there is extra time, in that case).
Commentaries are due an hour before the scheduled class time on the day the reading is scheduled to be discussed; this will be the deadline on canvas, even if the class is not synchronous/live.
Commentaries will be graded either as a check, check-plus or check-minus, according to the following rubric:
If you only get “checks”, you will end up with a 90 (9/10 on the “commentaries” part of the class grade). The more “check pluses” you get, the higher your grade. Likewise, the more “check minuses”, the lower your grade.
Please use APA format for all references in all homeworks and submissions. APA format is described here.