INF 385N - Informatics: Credibility on the Web

Fall 2008
Unique ID: 27948
Syllabus:   Syllabus
Prof:  Barker, Lecia
Room: SZB 464
Days:  Mon
Time: 9:00-12:00P
 

Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.

Description:
Investigation of informatics movements around the world and in various disciplines and professions, such as biomedicine, nursing, public health, education, business, law, and public affairs. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Critical evaluation of verbal and visual discourse on the web from the viewpoint of communication theories and methods. Students will gain a deep understanding of how discourse is shaped by ideologies, social forces, and the knowledge and beliefs of its producers within several information contexts (e.g., health and medicine, education, science, and online communities).

Topic Description:
Credibility on the Web

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