Global Information Society

GLBL 499
Graphic for Global Information Society course

Fall 2021

Professor Steve Witt. 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 has 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.