University of Toronto Scarborough

CSC D03: Social Impact of Information Technology


This is CSC D03: Social Impact of Information Technology. This page will provide links to course materials as well as important announcements. Be sure to check back regularly.

Background information on the course is here. The course information page contains the grading scheme and the course policies. The schedule of topics is here.

Class meetings, Fall 2018: Mondays and Wednesdays, 15:00 to 17:00 in MW 170 on Mondays and IC 200 on Wednesdays, from 5 September to 28 November (no meeting on 3 December). NB: These rooms are changed from what was published in earlier timetables!

Contact Information

Instructor: Graeme Hirst, gh [aa] (with "D03" in the subject line.)
UTSC office: IC 444 (Mondays and Wednesdays)
Office hours: Wednesday 10:30 to 11:30 or by appointment (send email)
StGeorge office: PT 283 (other days; by appointment only)
Teaching assistant and grader: Serena Jeblee, sjeblee [aa]


15 November: Slides on professional ethics. The slides from the presentation by Jen Davies and Reza Noori are here.

15 October: Slides on writing. The slides from Paul Raymont's presentation on writing a term paper are here.

2 October: The UTSC Library's Course Guide for CSC D03: The course guide, including the slides from Mariana Jardim's presentation on using library resources, is here.

7 September: Presentation details sent out. All students who are registered in the course should have received an email confirming the details of their in-course presentations and giving contact details for their partners. If you didn't receive this email, please contact the instructor immediately: gh (aa)

31 August: Another room change! The course will meet in MW 170 on Mondays and IC 200 on Wednesdays.

29 August: Room change. The course will meet in MW 170 on Mondays and MW 120 on Wednesdays.

Get better grades in this course: Get better grades in CSC D03 by improving your skills in writing and critical thinking. The UTSC English Language Development Centre supports all students in developing the skills needed in academic and professional communication. The ELDC offers the Academic English Health Check, a quick 20-minute diagnostic in the computer lab, with results and recommendations for support emailed to you confidentially on the same day.

Don't miss the first class meeting: This course begins on Wednesday 5 September in MW 120. Individual presentations for the term will be assigned in the first meeting. If you miss it, you must contact the instructor immediately or your slot may be given away.

Assignment 1: Assignment 1 will become available on the Assignments page on 5 September, and will be due on 12 September.

UTSC Green
Course LogoSustainability: This course is recognized as a UTSC Green Course, with steps in place to reduce the amount of course-generated paper. But always remember that paper may provide a better affordance for reading or writing, and hence a better educational experience, than a screen.

Last modified, 15 October 2018.
Copyright © 2018 Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto.