INF 350G - Information in Society: Trust and Transparency In The Information Society

Spring 2018
Unique ID: 27207
Syllabus:   Syllabus
Prof:  Fleischmann, Ken
Room: UTA 1.504
Days:  Thur
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

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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