Fall 2021

INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science : Technology and Culture

Unique ID: 28864

   Thurs

12:30 PM - 03:30 PM  CMA 6.174

Cross listing of J 393S hosted by the Department of Journalism.

In Person

DESCRIPTION

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.

COURSE NOTES

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.

PREREQUISITES

Graduate standing.