Back to Top

Impacts & Ethics of Computing

4 Credits
This course is the fourth in a series of Computer Science Authorization courses that enable teachers to be credentialed to teach Computer Science and is designed to fulfill requirements for the California Computer Science Supplemental Authorization, but may be taken by those not seeking the Supplemental Authorization.

NOTE: The 4 unit CSED 903 course is equivalent to the 3 unit CSED 790 course that meets the Computer Science Supplemental Authorization requirements for the State of California. Notify the CE office if you wish to use this course to fulfill requirements for the California Computer Science Supplemental Authorization and we will register you for the CSED 790 course number.

This course is designed to provide educators with a foundational background on the impact and ethics of computing. Through this course, the student will enter debates regarding the pace and impact of various technological innovations in biotechnologies, aerospace, robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Students will learn and compare a broad range of ethical frameworks, assessing their application to privacy, security, automation, artificial intelligence, and codes of ethics-especially as these apply to their own teaching and learning contexts.

NOTE: Required books and movies must be acquired separately.

This course is applicable towards Computer Science Authorization and Licensure.

More courses that may interest you:

Dr. Todd Vasquez

Dr. Vasquez loves to study and teach on the deep things of life. He brings a breadth of expertise from his studies in Theology (Ph.D.), Bible and Philosophy of Religion and Ethics (M.A.). He has been coding since the days of the Commodor64 and the Apple II, developing customized scripts and routines to automate his own workflows, and he stays up-to-date on all of the latest technological innovations. He also works as an Instructional Designer for Fresno Pacific University, assisting faculty with the design and facilitation of their online courses and leading professional development webinars on how to use the latest educational technologies.