Course Information

Social and Organizational Issues of Information |I203 CCN 41566
[note: assignments, policies, and other communication is on bcourse]

Prof. Paul Duguid
Co-Instructor Dr. Elisa Oreglia

We have only recently become accustomed to looking at information technology as “social.” With the goal of understanding what the arrival of phrases like “social media” might tell us about technology, information, and organization, this course will explore social aspects of media from a social scientific perspective, trying to set the design and use of contemporary media in the larger and longer-term context of social (and individual) assumptions about and attitudes towards technology.

The class takes place on Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-2:00 in South Hall 202 – 210