Information Society (DMC)

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Information Society (DMC)

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Information Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Theory - Portfolio not required.

    The aim of this module is the provision of intellectual skills for analysing economics and politics in the information society. The module engages with key public policy debates surrounding the rise of digital media and communication in relation to issues such as freedom of expression, privacy and copyright as well as key debates that relate to the broader economic and political context of the information society. It provides an introduction to information society studies and how to critically analyse media, knowledge, the economy, and policy in the information society. To enable students to critically engage with these debates, the module also provides a firm economic grounding. Therefore the module combines economic and policy analysis, with the former underpinning the latter. It introduces students to both mainstream and critical perspectives on the economics and politics of the information society and digital media. It is taught through a combination of lectures, seminar discussions, presentations, and class exercises.

    Assessment: Project (40%), Essay (50%), In-Class Participation (10%)

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