INFO 1200

INFO 1200

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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, Summer.

Distribution Category (CA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: STS 1201

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12111 INFO 1200   LEC 001

  • 12116 INFO 1200   DIS 201

  • 12117 INFO 1200   DIS 202

  • 12118 INFO 1200   DIS 203

  • 12119 INFO 1200   DIS 204

  • 12120 INFO 1200   DIS 205

  • 12121 INFO 1200   DIS 206

  • 12235 INFO 1200   DIS 207

  • 12236 INFO 1200   DIS 208

  • 12394 INFO 1200   DIS 209

  • 12395 INFO 1200   DIS 210

  • 18399 INFO 1200   DIS 211

  • 18400 INFO 1200   DIS 212