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 includes 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: Nov 27, 2017
Registration ends: Jan 24, 2018
First day of instruction: Jan 8, 2018
Last day of instruction: March 16, 2018
Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.