Created by Professor Martin Hilbert at UC Davis
Digital Technology and Social Change
Conceptual understanding of how digital technologies transform our lives, through social media, mobile connectivity, globalization, big data, and artificial intelligence. Context of course include education, health, entrepreneurship, democracy, among others.
The two main concepts of the course are social change and technological change by digital means. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is not only an essential building block of a society, but currently also the driving force behind social development. Our generation has the luck to live through –and the responsibility to shape– an era in which mediated information and communication have become the catalyst of human progress. We will deepen our understanding on how social and technological revolutions go hand in hand.
Registration opens: May 22, 2017
Registration ends: Sep 26, 2017
First day of instruction: Sep 27, 2017
Last day of instruction: Dec 8, 2017
Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.