FYS 22: Internet Controversies
This course is about social and legal issues arising from the growing
ubiquity of the Internet. If you are not a student in this course,
you can't access the readings, but you can look at this
public version of the syllabus.
- The course meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 to 12:50 in
Merril 403. Some classes will meet in Seeley Mudd 002 for computer lab work,
and one class will meet in the Library. Here is a list
of lab days.
- The course is taught by Professor
- Get a copy of Lawrence Lessig,
The Future of Ideas, available at the Jeffrey Amherst Book Store
- Other than the Lessig book, all the readings are available
online. If you are enrolled in this class, you will find the
online readings available in your My Amherst account.
- Grades: There will be three graded writing
assignments that make up 3/4 of your grade.
The one of the assignments will involve creating a website.
Your class participation and a small collection of short (in-class)
writing assignments will count for the other 1/4 of your grade.
It should go without saying that keeping up with the readings,
attending every class, and participating in the discussions is mandatory.
A discussion class cannot work without full participation of its members.
You can miss two classes this semester without explanation, and
Otherwise, if you must miss a class due to illness or emergency, please let
me know as soon as is convenient.
This is a list of handouts provided for the class.
Prof. Catherine C. McGeoch
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Amherst College, Box 2239
Amherst MA 01002-5000
Or send me email at either of these addresses:
ccm at cs dot amherst dot edu
ccmcgeoch at amherst dot edu