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IS 490 SMG - Topics in Info Foundations - Social Media and Global Change

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Description:

Directed and supervised investigation of selected topics in information studies that may include among others the social, political, and historical contexts of information creation and dissemination; computers and culture; information policy; community information systems; production, retrieval and evaluation of knowledge; computer-mediated communication. Course Information: Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. 2 to 4 undergraduate hours. 2 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated. Prerequisite: For undergraduates, junior standing and IS 202, or consent of instructor.

Special Instructions:

MUST CHOOSE 2 or 4 Credit Hours. This course covers the impact of global and national computer networks on politics, culture, and social relations during a time of upheaval and revolutionary change. Topics may include the new social media, the politics and culture of the internet, hacktivism, cyber warfare, and mobile telephony and their role in the formation, dissemination, manipulation, and suppression of public opinion in Russia/Eurasia, the China/Pacific region, Central/South America, as well as Africa, Iran, and the Middle East. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu ** All other students need department approval.

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 2

Term(s): Fall


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