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 course offering is for Undergraduate Students Only.
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Steve Witt, Director of Center for Global Studies
Day/Time: Tuesday 06:00PM - 07:50PM
Semester: Fall 2022
Course Link: https://courses.illinois.edu/schedule/2022/fall/GLBL/499