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Computers in Modern Society

This course examines the impact of computers on modern life by looking at how they work, what they do, where they can be used, what they are capable of, what happens when they fail and how they are used and misused. Among the many topics included are gaming, entertainment, communications and social networking, encryption, and cryptography, data security, piracy, and copyright, governmental regulation and related issues, Class demonstrations are used to illustrate major points.