INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science : Technology and Culture
Cross listing of J 393S hosted by the Department of Journalism.
Issues surrounding the ways in which media systems, old and new, have defining powers that go beyond the superficial notion of how they operate or which “audiences” they attract. Alternative conceptions of how technology figures in various aspects of society, including its supposed “impacts” on society, its role in creating and shaping broad information and cultural systems and the attendant political and economic reverberations.
The course objectives include:
· Cultivating familiarity with classic methodological approaches to researching communication technology issues or problems in our field
· Exploring some of the dominant theories and frames associated with studying communication technology
· Developing a critical voice with respect to communication technology studies
· Developing a publishable, original paper on a communication technology topic
Recent syllabus available here.