158345

Professionalism in the Information Sciences

This course provides an advanced study of social and professional issues in the information sciences. It will involve the exploration, through appropriate resources, of issues relevant to practitioners, including ethics, legal issues, communication, teamwork and professional contexts.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

158345

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

300-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Course planning information

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
1572xx or 1582xx or 1592xx

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 200-level before enrolling in 300-level courses.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Discuss the role of information sciences professionals in different contexts.
  • 2 Use professional models of communication in teams and organisations.
  • 3 Critically evaluate professional, ethical and privacy issues and responsibilities.
  • 4 Critically evaluate social and legal issues related to software.
  • 5 Describe and analyse teamwork concepts and issues.
  • 6 Discuss the appropriate use of relevant codes, standards and licenses.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Oral/Performance/Presentation 1 2 3 4 5 6 10%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 6 15%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 6 15%
Exam College/GRS-based (not centrally scheduled) 1 2 3 4 5 6 60%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

ETHICS IN A COMPUTING CULTURE

Author
WILLIAM 'BO' JOHN BRINKMAN AND ALTON 'AL' F.
ISBN
9781111531102
Edition
1ST EDITION
Publisher
CENGAGE Learning

ETHICS IN A COMPUTING CULTURE

Author
WILLIAM 'BO' JOHN BRINKMAN AND ALTON 'AL' F. SANDERS
ISBN
9781111531102
Edition
1ST EDITION
Publisher
CENGAGE Learning

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