Here's the catalog description:

Computer and network security measures; encryption protocols. Ethical theory and applications in computing. Seminar discussion on value systems, social impact, and human factors, and about use and misuse of computers. Four hours lecture. Offered Fall 2004.

Huh? So what does this mean?

At the highest level, this course is about the way in which computers affect and impact our lives and society. It's less about how to make computers perform a set of tasks than about the implications of computers performing tasks.

There are really three aspects to the course:

What's the class like?

The class will be a mix of lectures (mostly for the technical topics), guest speakers, guided discussion, and student presentations. This will definitely be an 'active learning' class; rather than sitting and listening, learning will come through discussion and debate. I hope to also learn a lot from you!