CSE3000 3.0 A: Professional Practice in Computing
Fall term, 2008



Instructor: John Amanatides
Lectures: TR 4-5:30, SLH E
Office hours: WR12, BC 207


Sara Baase, "A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing and the Internet (3rd Edition)", Prentice Hall, 2008, 0136008488.

Brief Overview

Professional, legal and ethical issues in the development, deployment and use of computer systems; their impact on society including privacy and security, computer crime, malware, and intellectual property; professional ethics and responsibilities; guest lecturers from industry, government and university.
Prerequisites: General prerequisites

Revised Course Evaluation

ItemDateWeight 1 Weight 2
Essay 1Sept 2515%10%
Essay 2Oct 2115%10%
Test 1Oct 2320%20%
Essay 3Feb 2650%60%

Grade= max(weight 1, weight2)

Reference Material/Links

Guest Lecturers:


Free Speech:


Revised: March 9, 2009