Computer Science and the Modern
An introduction to the basic ideas of computer science (computability,
algorithm, virtual machine, symbol processing system), and
of several ongoing relationships between computer science and
other fields, particularly philosophy of mind. No previous experience
with computers necessary.
Computers and the Law.
A survey and exploration of legal issues arising from the use of
computers in contemporary society, particularly in the massively
networked context of the Internet. Topics include the nature of
cyberspace and cybercommunities, constitutional rights on the
electronic frontier, privacy and electronic communication,
anonymity, censorship, computer crime and torts, liability issues,
and intellectual property. No previous experience with computers
or law necessary.
Legal Implications of Computing
Computer Science 181b.
Consideration of potential legal problems arising from computing
technology. Topics include legal issues related to databases and
privacy rights, user interfaces, Web filtering software, hot links,
data communications, digitized pornography, and junk e-mail. After
Computer Science 180a.