IS 308 Race, Gender, and Information Technology

Examines the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) are shaped by -- and help to shape -- social relations of race and gender.

Previously IS390RG.

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2020

    • IS308A - Race, Gender, and Info Tech
      Mon/Wed, 9:00 am - 10:20 am
      Psychology Building 11
      On-Campus
      COURSE PREVIOUSLY OFFERED AS IS 390RGI (STUDENTS WILL NOT RECEIVE CREDIT FOR BOTH). Restricted to Undergraduates and Sophomore standing or above. Restricted to Information Sciences majors until one week before classes begin (by noon 8/17/2020). INFO Minors may register for any available seats beginning at noon on 7/13/2020. For more information about this major, please visit: http://go.ischool.illinois.edu/BSIS. Questions may be sent to ischool-is@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      David Mussulman
      CRN
      72963
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      3 - 4
  • Summer 2020

    • IS390RGO - Race Gender and Info Tech
      Mon, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      Online course meeting synchronously (during set days/times listed on schedule), with remaining work completed online asynchronously. In this course we will critically examine the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) are shaped by -- and help to shape -- social relations of race and gender; and we will extend our review to other categories of identity and exclusion as well, such as age, ability, geography and ethnicity. We will also explore the various benefits and burdens of the "information society" and how these are socially distributed, and conduct case-studies of policies, practices, and programs designed to enhance opportunities and/or mitigate disadvantages through the creative or disruptive use of ICTs. Questions may be sent to ischool-is@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Amanda McLellan
      CRN
      40620
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      3

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).