Information Technology and Society
General Catalog Course Title:
Information Technology and Society
Terms Offered:
Fall 2016
Fall 2015
Fall 2014
Course Thread: 
Human-Centered Design
Course Thread: 
The Historical & Modern City
Course Thread: 
Visible Language
Instructor: 
Laguerre, Michel

This course assesses the role of information technology in the digitization of society by focusing on the deployment of e-government, telecommuting practices in Silicon Valley, the organization of the virtual office, the ramifications of the digital divide, gender and the Internet, and privacy, security and surveillance. It examines how IT has contributed to the mobility of agents, tools, and social structure. It discusses the role of information technology in the governance and transformation of the American and Canadian metropolises with a specific focus on the social production of the digital neighborhood. It explains the phenomenon of virtual migration, the rise of digital diasporas, and how IT is a conduit through which the globalization process is deployed.

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