STS 1201

STS 1201

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

This course investigates the ethical, legal, and policy foundations of contemporary information technology. Through lectures, readings, discussions, and short assignments, we will address contemporary challenges ranging from privacy in big data and social computing to the nature of innovation, property, and collaboration in a networked world. We will cover key areas of technology law and policy such as telecommunications and network policy; concentration and antitrust; free speech and the first amendment; intellectual property; and privacy, security and freedom of information. We will also address new ethical questions and controversies that law and policy has yet to sort out. Through this course you'll learn about the key frameworks, processes, and institutions that govern the contemporary world of technology, along with key theories and methods from the academic fields that shape and inform them (law, philosophy, economics, political science, communication, sociology, etc.). You'll also learn core writing and analytic skills central to success in the worlds of social science, law, policy, and many other settings. But above all you'll learn to engage critically and strategically with the worlds of information and technology around you, deciding what kind of information consumer, user, and citizen YOU want to be.  

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (CA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: INFO 1200

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17582 STS 1201   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17583 STS 1201   DIS 201

    • R Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17584 STS 1201   DIS 202

    • R Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17585 STS 1201   DIS 203

    • R Hollister Hall 372
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17586 STS 1201   DIS 204

    • R Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17587 STS 1201   DIS 205

    • F Hollister Hall 362
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17589 STS 1201   DIS 207

    • F Hollister Hall 362
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17591 STS 1201   DIS 209

    • F Hollister Hall 372
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17592 STS 1201   DIS 210

    • F Hollister Hall 368
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17593 STS 1201   DIS 211

    • F Hollister Hall 314
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17594 STS 1201   DIS 212

    • F Hollister Hall 372
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17598 STS 1201   DIS 213

    • F Phillips Hall 307
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17599 STS 1201   DIS 214

    • F Hollister Hall 372
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Jackson, S

      Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person