Social Implications of Computer Technology

CS 195, Spring 2021


Essay Essay Proposal Due Essay Due Peer Reviews Due
1 2/16 2/23 3/2
2 3/9 3/16 3/30
3 4/13 4/20 4/27

Weekly Readings and Surveys

Readings are "required", "recommended", or "extra". Required readings must be done before class for the discussion to make sense. Recommended readings will be used as major sources in lecture, but I won't assume you've read them.

    Please complete this survey by TUESDAY 04/13 by 11:59pm pacific time

    03/30 Software Risks & Algorithmic Bias (slides)

    Please complete this survey by Monday 03/29 at 11:59pm pacific!

    Software Risks:

    Algorithmic Bias:

    03/23 Spring Break!

    Enjoy Spring Break! Note that your peer grades for Essay 2 are now due on 03/30 at 11:59pm pacific time.

    03/16 No Class!

    No class or discussion this week!

    02/23 Government Censorship and Surveillance (slides)

    Please complete this survey by Monday 2/22 at 11:59pm pacific time!

    U.S. Tech Companies and Chinese Censorship and Surveillance:

    The U.S. ban on TikTok and WeChat:

    Historical Censorship and Surveillance in the U.S.:

    02/09 Free Speech (slides)

    Please complete this survey by Monday 2/8 at 11:59 PM. As usual, late surveys will be accepted.

    02/02 Education (slides)

    Please complete this survey by Monday 2/1 at 11:59pm PST. Late surveys will be accepted.

    01/19 Welcome!!

    In future weeks, readings will be required and there will also be a survey to fill out.