Information Age: Internet &Society

Term: Spring 2011

Subject Code: GSOC

Course Number: 5115

The internet has critically altered our ways of connecting with other
people. This course intends to explore how the ongoing development
of communication and information technologies is embedded in myriad
social/cultural institutions and social processes. The topics include; the
history of the Internet, theories of networked society, internet and social
capital, civil society and democracy, cyber-economy and globalization, open
source projects, and 3D virtual worlds. The goal of this seminar is to help
students to create their own research projects in this increasingly
important site of sociological research.


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