GOVT 3042

GOVT 3042

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This course will examine the politics of technology, with an emphasis on dual use technologies such as social media, artificial intelligence, and facial recognition. It will look at political consequences of those technologies, including the way that social media can be manipulated in an electoral context, how AI and automation can affect public policies (e.g., predictive policing) and ways to mitigate algorithmic biases embedded in these technologies, and questions of whether the United States and China are locked in a technology arms race and if global governance proposals can defuse the adverse consequences of great power competition over technology.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, ETM-AS)
Course Subfield (AM)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: STS 3042

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7779GOVT 3042  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Kreps, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 19016GOVT 3042  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 19017GOVT 3042  DIS 202

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  • 20527GOVT 3042  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20900GOVT 3042  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20901GOVT 3042  DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20902GOVT 3042  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: Online