Life in the
Information Technology and Society
communication technologies -- ranging from the printed book to
internet -- play a role in social change. Are computers and the
internet changing the world? How has information technology shaped the
character of social life in the past? Do new technologies bring people
drive us apart? Do new technologies have unintentional consequences? Or
just more of the same? Why are there controversies over things like
digital music, and free speech over the internet? What do we
past changes in information
technology and their role in social change?
they teach us about current technological shifts?
course will have a
strong research component. You won't learn everything there is to know
information technology and society (no one person knows it all), but
to find and make sense of
information technology and society. This is why research, research
your research paper will be a central component of this course.
To view the
syllabus and related
materials, click here.