COM S 101

Offered during Fall and Spring Semesters each year.

Credits and contact hours: R credits, 1.5 contact hours

Specific course information

  1. Brief description of the content of the course: Introduction to the computer science discipline and code of ethics, Com S courses, research and networking opportunities, procedures, policies, help and computing resources, extra-curricular activities offered by the Department of Computer Science and Iowa State University. Discussion of issues relevant to student adjustment to college life. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.
  2. Prerequisites or co-requisites: None
  3. Required, elective, or selected elective? Required

Specific goals for the course

  1. Specific outcomes of instruction:
  • Ability to understand ethics and professional expectations in the discipline. (4)

Brief list of topics to be covered

  • Rights and responsibilities of students at Iowa State University
  • Courses for the subsequent semester and the prerequisites that are necessary to be followed
  • Reading assignments and homework on legal and ethical principles in computing
  • Reading assignments and homework on local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society