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Course description

This course investigates the ethical, legal, and policy foundations of contemporary information technology. Through lectures, readings, discussions, and short assignments, we will address contemporary challenges ranging from privacy in big data and social computing to the nature of innovation, property, and collaboration in a networked world. We will cover key areas of technology law and policy such as telecommunications and network policy; concentration and antitrust; free speech and the first amendment; intellectual property; and privacy, security and freedom of information. We will also address new ethical questions and controversies that law and policy has yet to sort out. Through this course you’ll learn about the key frameworks, processes, and institutions that govern the contemporary world of technology, along with key theories and methods from the academic fields that shape and inform them (law, philosophy, economics, political science, communication, sociology, etc.). You’ll also learn core writing and analytic skills central to success in the worlds of social science, law, policy, and many other settings. But above all you’ll learn to engage critically and strategically with the worlds of information and technology around you, deciding what kind of information consumer, user, and citizen YOU want to be.

Prerequisites

None

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This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Classes

Summer 2019: Ithaca campus

Section ID:INFO 1200 001-LEC
Number:1594
Session:6-week Summer session
Class dates:June 24-August 6, 2019
Days/times:M-F 1:30 PM - 3 PM 104
Location:Ithaca campus
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Jack, M. (mcj46)
Max. enroll:40
To enroll:Precollege students may take this class as part of a six-week Summer College program.

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