S542: International Information Issues (Summer II)
Class number: 15705
Instructor: Younei Soe (email@example.com)
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-3:45
Dates: June 18th—August 27th, 2012
Location: SLIS 036
Today, the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and new media is embedded in the everyday lives of citizens across the globe. These technologies represent the primary tools whereby users seek information on a wide range of subjects. This course will examine certain issues presented by the enmeshment of ICTs and the new media within three different domains. Within everyday civic life, we will explore how ICTs and other new media influence users’ civic learning and engagement (sessions 2-5); under systems of access and use, we will investigate the issues surrounding the digital divide and open access (sessions 6-8); and under culture and institution, we will analyze the culture of Internet communities in terms of the concept of the public sphere while concurrently discussing Internet freedom, regulations, and organizations (sessions 9-11).
No prerequisites. Graduate students of social science, cultural studies, policy studies, or any other field who are interested in global issues under the influence of ICT and the new media are most welcome.
The syllabus is ready. If you are interested in taking this course, please email Younei Soe (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask for the syllabus (and ask ANY questions)!