Internet and Society: Technologies and Politics of Control - Spring 2011

LSTU E-120 Internet and Society: Technologies and Politics of Control (22054)

Spring term

Robert Faris, PhD, Research Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University
David Ardia, LLM, Fellow and Director, Online Media Legal Network, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

Class times: Tuesdays beginning Jan. 25, 5:30-7:30 pm.

Course tuition: undergraduate credit $975, graduate credit $1,900.

Online and on-campus options. See the Distance Education website. Optional sections to be arranged. Lecture 1 video. See course website for all other lectures.

Limited enrollment.

This course examines current legal, political, social, and technical struggles for control of the global Internet—and the content and relationships it conveys. The course focuses on the interaction of new technologies and services with emerging models of production, innovation, communication, learning, and civic engagement—looking at both the US and international contexts. Prerequisites: willingness to experiment with new technologies, and to participate in class discussions, whether virtually or in person. (4 credits)

Last updated

August 12, 2011