Class Description

Spring 2021

INF 386 History of Information and Society : History of Information In The United States

Unique ID: 28455 Donald Westbrook
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Syllabus

DESCRIPTION

A survey of the history of information, with a focus on information professions and centers (e.g. libraries, archives, schools, museums, newspapers, social media, non-profit/for-profit corporations, government settings, etc.) in the United States over the last 150 years. Interdisciplinary examination of 'information' and its manifestations in historical but also philosophical, sociological, political, economic, journalistic, and technological contexts.

PREREQUISITES

Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.

SCHEDULE NOTES

Synchronous online class meetings with additional asynchronous online coursework to be arranged.

RESTRICTIONS

iSchool students prioritized during earlier registration periods. Additional seats may become available for outside students in a later period.