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GLBL 499 SW - Special Topics - Global Information Society

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Selected reading and research in Global Studies. See schedule for current topics. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated, if topics vary, in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 6 undergraduate or 8 graduate hours. Prerequisite: GLBL 100 or six hours of global studies, anthropology, social geography, political science, sociology, or economics; consent of instructor.

Special Instructions:

This course examines the historical and contemporary transformations associated with globalization from the perspective of information as a core element of sociotechnical and political economic processes. Drawing on themes of empire, industrialization, big science and data, and ubiquitous information systems, students will focus on questions such as: how and why global social developments came to be centered around information- What role have information organization and communications technologies (ICTs) played historically- What challenges does a globalized and informationally dominated society pose to contemporary life, social stability, and the planet- This section is for Graduate Students only. There is a separate Undergraduate section.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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