Information Age: Internet and Society

Term: Fall 2012

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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