STS 1201

STS 1201

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: INFO 1200

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8146 STS 1201   LEC 001

  •  8166 STS 1201   DIS 201

  •  8167 STS 1201   DIS 202

  •  8168 STS 1201   DIS 203

  •  8169 STS 1201   DIS 204

  •  8170 STS 1201   DIS 205

  •  8171 STS 1201   DIS 206

  •  8408 STS 1201   DIS 207

  •  8409 STS 1201   DIS 208

  •  9307 STS 1201   DIS 209

  •  9308 STS 1201   DIS 210

  • 18401 STS 1201   DIS 211

  • 18402 STS 1201   DIS 212