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INFORMATION SYSTEM AND SOCIETY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Hitotsubashi University - Tokyo - 'Hitotsubashi University'
UC Course SubjectSociology
Number & Suffix: 118
Full UC Title: INFORMATION SYSTEM AND SOCIETY 
Transcript Title: INFO SYST & SOCIETY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 3.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: We often hear that we live in an “information society” or are preparing to work in a “knowledge economy”. Drawing on classic and cutting-edge research on the system of information creation and provision, this course provides conceptual foundations for historical, political-economic, and policy analysis of information institutions, technologies, and infrastructures. This course examines the historical and contemporary transformation of information as a social and political economic process, by focusing on how and why social development came to be centered around information. What role has been played in this transition by the historical role of information in times of revolution, imperial domination, utopian movements, and innovations in information and communications technologies (ICTs)? What challenges does this informationally dominated society pose to contemporary life and social stability? Assessment: class participation, class presentation and leading discussion, 4 one-page mini-papers. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: SEMINAR ON GLOBAL ISSUES 1 
Partner University Department: Global Education Program 
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