SOC 2270

SOC 2270

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course covers the social structural history of computer technology. While the course will focus on the American origins of information technology (IT) and the uses of IT in American institutional settings, global perspectives on the early history of mainframe computers, the globalization of computer equipment supply chains and the early history of the Internet are included in course readings. Modules of study across the semester will include: the sociological history of computer technology; the sociological process of innovation in IT in organizational settings; IT as a foundation for regional based economic revitalization; IT professions; and IT from the perspective of everyday life focusing on the sociological characteristics of gender, race, class, the family, education.  

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SSC-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17030 SOC 2270   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person