INF 350G - Information in Society: Trust and Transparency In The Information Society
Upper-division standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
Cross-listed undergraduate subsection of graduate-level INF 385T: Trust & Transparency.
What do we value in life, and how does that influence how we create, share, understand, and use information? This course will explore three everyday information values: transparency, trust, and agency. We will apply these three everyday information values to three important contexts within the information society: science, politics, and mass media. This course will be particularly relevant to students in information studies, communication studies, radio-television-film, journalism, anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, management information studies, and public policy.
Trust and Transparency In The Information Society