Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 49 (1):11-12 (2021)

This past fall semester, I had the idea to lead a small group of graduate students in offering a First Year seminar for new computer science and informatics majors that focuses on ethics. Feeling clever, I themed our sections: "What makes a 'good' computer scientist?" Together, my students and I taught nine sections under this label. It was a learning experience teaching this one-credit course alongside this brilliant group of MS and PhD students, two of whom had been in my undergrad courses previously. We learned very quickly that right now, in our large public university, in our fairly well-funded state, that our first-year students' primary concern was finding a good job. Many selected our seminar because they thought it was going to be about how to make them the best - how to set themselves up to have the best chance at economic success after college. While we were initially surprised at how these first-year students defined our seminar topic title, it makes sense that they would see being 'good' as being best evidenced by achieving financial success.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1145/3447892.3447895
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 59,968
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Teaching Engineering Ethics to First-Year College Students.Andrew Lau - 2004 - Science and Engineering Ethics 10 (2):359-368.
Race and Gender in Silicon Valley.Cynthia Lee - 2021 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 49 (1):19-20.


Added to PP index

Total views
3 ( #1,301,961 of 2,433,329 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #217,362 of 2,433,329 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes