STS 1201

STS 1201

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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

  •  7930STS 1201  LEC 001

  •  7935STS 1201  DIS 201

  •  7936STS 1201  DIS 202

  •  7937STS 1201  DIS 203

  •  7938STS 1201  DIS 204

  •  7939STS 1201  DIS 205

  •  7940STS 1201  DIS 206

  •  8101STS 1201  DIS 207

  •  8102STS 1201  DIS 208

  •  8535STS 1201  DIS 209

  •  8536STS 1201  DIS 210

  •  9572STS 1201  DIS 211

  •  9573STS 1201  DIS 212

  • 16872STS 1201  DIS 213

  • 16873STS 1201  DIS 214