INF 335C - Information in Cyberspace

Spring 2018
Unique ID: 27180
Syllabus:   Syllabus
Prof:  Gao, Jin

An overview of the history and social impact of Internet, Web, and other network technologies. Students will learn methods and tools of media creation with an emphasis on technological self-sufficiency.

Up to three lecture hours a week for one semester, supplemented by web-based instruction.

Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 312, 335C, 335W.

*this course supersedes INF 335W as of fall 2016.

Information in Cyberspace (INF335) is a course designed for undergraduate students that provides an overview of the history and social impact of Internet and Web technology. INF335 emphasizes technology self-sufficiency and information literacy.

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to think about information technology in a critical, thoughtful manner. The goal of this course is to pull back the curtain on some of the inner workings of information technology and empower students to navigate confidently through information spaces in networked environments. While it may be safe to assume the Internet will continue to exist for the foreseeable future, we can count on our description of cyberspace changing over time. This course aims to give students the tools to think critically about networked information communication technologies and their role as information consumers, producers, and leaders in the evolution of cyberspace.

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