This course, as described in the catalog, examines important social, legal, and historical contexts of information and information technologies, and explores significant social, legal, and moral questions that surround those technologies.
To this end, we will discuss three primary themes throughout this course. Namely, information and information technologies:
- have social, legal, ethical, and historical contexts
- are socially, legally, ethically, or historically designed,
- and have social, legal, or ethical ramifications
By the end of the semester, you will be able to understand, evaluate, and communicate about the context around, design of, and ramifications of information and information systems.