For people working in the advanced field of Computer Science, technological progress seems painfully slow. And yet, there are many who argue that the forces of technology are already too strong and changing the face of the earth too fast for society to cope. Given this polarity of thinking, your education demands a pause to confront the social, legal, and ethical issues presented to us by the problems and advances in the field, if we are to be socially responsible producers and consumers of technologies.

This course will address the issues in a variety of research, writing, and collaboration projects which meet BACC Science, Technology and Society (STS) synthesis requirements as well as prepare you for future decision-making in the workplace.


This course will be delivered via Canvas, which allows students to read project expectations, collaborate on those projects, and submit them to be scored. This course does not use a textbook, quizzes, or exams.

Use the Canvas Inbox to email me with questions.

Learn to set up ONID/Canvas notifications on the Email page.

Technical Assistance

If you experience computer difficulties, need help setting up software, assistance logging into the course, or if you experience any errors while in your online course, contact the OSU HelpDesk for assistance.

Have a great term!

Ms Van Londen