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Author Morgan, H. L. ♦ Shaw, A. C. ♦ Horowitz, E.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Language English
Subject Keyword Computers and society ♦ Course proposal ♦ Social implications
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to describe a course concerned with both the effects of computers on society and the responsibilities of computer scientists to society. The impact of computers is divided into five components: political, economic, cultural, social, and moral; the main part of the paper defines each component and presents examples of the relevant issues. In the remaining portions the possible formats for such a course are discussed, a topic by topic outline is given, and a selected set of references is listed. It is hoped that the proposal will make it easier to initiate courses on this subject.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of Washington, Seattle (Shaw, A. C.) || California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Morgan, H. L.) || Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (Horowitz, E.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 4
Page Count 5
Starting Page 257
Ending Page 261


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Source: ACM Digital Library