Instructions: There are three (3) topic areas listed below that are designed to measure your knowledge level specific to learning outcome (LO 4) shown in your course syllabus. You must respond to #2 and select any other one topic area providing appropriate responses in essay form. In most cases the topic area has several components. Each must be addressed to properly satisfy requirements.
State-wide and in most professional industries, there has been a mandate that college students be more proficient in their writing. While this is not a writing class, all writing assignments will be graded for grammar, syntax and typographical correctness to help address this mandate.
Pay attention to what you are being asked to do (see Grading Rubric below). For example, to describe does not mean to list, but to tell about or illustrate in more than two or three sentences, providing appropriate arguments for your responses using theories discussed in our text. Be sure to address all parts of the topic question as most have multiple parts. A verifiable current event (less than 4 years old) relevant to at least one of the topics you respond to is a fundamental component of your quiz as well. You cannot use information from the text book or any book/article by the author of the text book as a current event. Make sure that your reference has a date of publication. For each chapter quiz and final quiz you are required to find and include at least one reference and reference citation to a current event less than 4 years old (a reference with no date (n.d.) is not acceptable) in answer to at least one question. This requires a reference citation in the text of your answer and a reference at the end of the question to which the reference applies. You must include some information obtained from the reference in your answer. The references must be found on the internet and you must include a URL in your reference so that the reference can be verified.
You should type your responses directly under the appropriate question. Be sure to include your name on your quiz. Only the first two (2) questions with an answer will be graded.
- Do you believe that a coherent and comprehensive code of conduct for computer professionals is possible? (b) If so, which of the codes mentioned in this chapter roughly resembles such a code? Explain your choice. Please elaborate (beyond a yes or no answer) and provide your “theoretical” rationale in support of your responses (knowledge)
- You have been working for the XYZ Computer Corporation as an entry-level software engineer since you graduated from college last May. You have done very well so far; you are respected by management, well-liked by your fellow employees, and have been assigned to a team of engineers that has consistently worked on the most critical and valued projects and contracts that XYZ Computer Corporation has secured. Their most recent contract is for a United States defense project involving the Missile Defense System, and again, you have been assigned to the team that will develop software for this project. However, you are staunchly opposed to the project objectives, so you ask to be reassigned. Your supervisor and coworkers, as well as upper management, are disappointed to learn of your strong feelings about this project. You are asked to reconsider your views, and you are promised a bonus and a substantial pay increase if you agree to work on this project during the next year. You also discover from a colleague that refusing to work on this project would greatly diminish your career advancement at XYZ and may even make you vulnerable to future layoffs. To compound matters, you and your spouse are expecting your first child in about three months and you recently purchased a home. (a) What would you do (elaborate)? (b) Describe the process of ethical deliberation that you would undertake in trying to resolve this dilemma. Please elaborate (beyond a yes or no answer) and provide your “theoretical” rationale in support of your responses (knowledge, comprehension)
- According to Gotterbarn some of the criticism leveled against professional codes might be eliminated if we think of them as serving three important, but distinct, functions. Name and discuss them. Please elaborate (beyond a yes or no answer) and provide your “theoretical” rationale in support of your responses knowledge)