Course Text Books
There are no required texts for 200.
However, the following are recommended reading, in whole or in part.
I have requested that all of them be placed on reserve at Carlson
- “Out of Their Minds: The Lives and Discoveries of 15 Great
Computer Scientists” by Dennis Shasha and Cathy Lazere,
(Copernicus, an imprint of Springer-Verlag, 1995). The title
says it all.
- “ACM Turing Award Lectures: The First Twenty Years,
1966-1985” (ACM Press, 1987). The best and the brightest
in CS, in their own words!!!
- “A Gift of Fire” by Sara Baase (Second Edition,
Prentice-Hall 2003). Very readable inquiry into some of the
ethical societal issues arising from mastery of information
- “Computerization and Controversy: Value Conflicts and
Social Choices”, editied by Charles Dunlop and Rob Kling,
(Academic Press, 1991). Older, but still largely relevant set
- “Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Academic Carers in
Science and Engineering” by Richard M. Reis (IEEE Press
1997). For anyone contemplating a career in academics.
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