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Mark Kochanski
CSS 411
Bothell Campus

Computing Technology and Public Policy

In depth investigation of economical, political, organizational, and societal ramifications of using computing technology. Evaluates current policy approaches, determines trends, and proposes changes. Topics vary by quarter.

Class description

Detailed exploration of the impact from computing technology at home, in the workplace, and to society and governments in this country and around the world. Students will help choose, explore, and present the topics to be discussed in this seminar class.

Student learning goals

Identify contemporary computing-related issues impacting society

Describe the technical, industry, legal, public interest, and related policy background and concerns related to computing-related issues

Identify and describe the roles of government, private industry, and the public in resolving issues

Communicate with others regarding background, findings, and recommendations

General method of instruction


Recommended preparation

No special computing expertise required. Course recommended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students from all areas who can share their expertise in helping to explore the issues.

Class assignments and grading

Individual work activities and class participation.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Mark Kochanski
Date: 01/31/2010