Telecommunications | Living in the Information Age
T101 | 10671-10677 | Cronk, S.


Living in the Information Age is a required, foundational course for
new Telecommunications majors, but all students are welcome.  During
the semester we will trace the development, survey the literature,
and explore the impact of new technologies on America's cultural
landscape, examining both conceptual and practical aspects of
what “living in an information society” actually means.  We will
also tackle such fundamental issues as national and international
communications access and the digital divide, global communication
from telegraphs to satellites, First Amendment rights and new media,
robotics and cyborg identities, privacy vs. security post 9/11, the
film and videogame industry in this digital era, media theory and
cyberspace as it is broadly relevant to telecommunications
professionals.

Lecture meeting time: 11:15am - 12:30pm TR
Enrollment in one discussion section required

This course counts toward Social and Historical Studies
distribution requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences. It
may, or may not, also count toward other degree requirements. For
more information about which requirements this course could fulfill
see the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin at
http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iub/coas/index.html . If you have
questions, or need additional help, see your academic advisor.