INF 385T - Special Topics in Information Science: Trust and Transparency In The Information Society

Spring 2018
Unique ID: 27354
Syllabus:   Syllabus
Prof:  Fleischmann, Ken
Room: UTA 1.504
Days:  Thur
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.

Study of the properties and behavior of information. Technology for information processing and management.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic Description:
Trust and Transparency In The Information Society

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.

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