Telecommunications | Living in the Information Age
T101 | 20646-20652 | Deuze, M.


T101 Living in the Information Age
section 20646
11:15AM-12:30PM  TuTh
RTV251

Living in the Information Age is a required course for new
Telecommunications majors and satisfies a course requirement for
minors. Over the last several years T101 has enrolled students from
all over the campus, including prospective majors, minors, and
beyond, and has become an informal ‘gateway’ course enrolling large
numbers of undergraduates. During the semester we will trace the
development, examine the content, and explore the impact of new
media on industry and society, reviewing both conceptual and
practical aspects of our changing information society. This course
helps students to understand the complexity and anxiety involved in
living in an information age, offering perspectives from deeply
troubled observations about the increasingly isolated and disengaged
nature of contemporary life to utopian daydreaming about the
coolness of massive multiplayer gaming environments. After T101 you
will be able to take up an autonomous yet deeply informed position
in this debate – which will influence you for the rest of your
career.

T101 is taught both as large-scale lectures and in small-scale
intensive discussion sections. Grading is based on written exams,
participation in discussions, individual assignments and group
presentations. The required class readings will be in the form of a
book and selected texts which will be made available (for free)
through Oncourse.

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.