INF 380C - Information in Social and Cultural Context

Spring 2016
Unique ID: 27420
Syllabus:   Syllabus
Prof:  Aspray, William
Room: UTA 1.208
Days:  Tue
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 

Prerequisites:
Graduate Standing.

Description:
Examines the role of information in human activities, particularly in relation to particular social and cultural contexts. Examines how individuals, groups, organizations, institutions, and society at large create, find, use, understand, share, transform, and curate information.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Effective Fall 2014, MSIS students must earn a grade of B or better in the MSIS core courses (below) in order for the courses to apply to the master's degree. A grade of B- does NOT satisfy this requirement.

Notes:
The official course description says the course “examines the role of information in human activities, particularly in relation to particular social and cultural contexts. Examines how individuals, groups, organizations, institutions, and society at large create, find, use, understand, share, transform, and curate information.” The course examines frameworks for understanding the role of information in society such as social construction, technological determinism, and economic determinism; introduces concepts from science and technology studies such as trading zones, boundary objects, and actor networks; examines individual privacy, surveillance, and its relation to other social values such as security, accountability, and community values; discusses how context can shape the meaning and use of information and information technology; explores how information and information technology is an asset that is unequally distributed in society and what the implications are; considers what it means to be an information organization or an information society; provides a framework for understanding the ethics and professionalization of information and information technology; explores the role of information in personal and collective identity and memory; and other topics that relate culture or society to information.

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