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 23, 2018
Registration ends: Jan 6, 2019
First day of instruction: Jan 7, 2019
Last day of instruction: Mar 15, 2019
Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.