Spring 2023 - CMPT 105W E100
Social Issues and Communication Strategies in Computing Science (3)
Class Number: 6485
Delivery Method: In Person
This course teaches the fundamentals of informative and persuasive communication for professional engineers and computer scientists. A principal goal of this course is to assist students in thinking critically about various contemporary technical, social, and ethical issues. It focuses on communicating technical information clearly and concisely, managing issues of persuasion when communicating with diverse audiences, presentation skills, and teamwork. Students with credit for ENSC 102, ENSC 105W, MSE 101W or SEE 101W may not take CMPT 105W for further credit. Writing.
This course is a rigorous introduction to writing and presentation for computing science students. Students will learn about social issues related to computing sciences, as well as techniques in effective and efficient communication.
- Inventing, organizing, and planning for writing
- Drafting and research
- Revising and editing
- Layout of resumes and cover letters
- Design for presentations
- Conventions for referencing and organizing papers
- Social responsibility in Computing: ethics, privacy, free speech, etc.
Written Assignments, Participation, Tests/Quizzes, and possibly Presentations. A more detailed marking scheme will be provided in the first lecture.
Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Additional materials will be provided via the course website.
- Strategies for Engineering Communication
- Steve Whitmore, Susan Stevenson
- John Wiley and Sons
- Ethics for the Information Age, 8th Edition
- Michael J. Quinn
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html