IS 490SM Social Media and Global Change

This course covers the impact of global and national computer networks on politics, culture, and social relations during a time of upheaval and revolutionary change. Topics may include the new social media, the politics and culture of the internet, hacktivism, cyber warfare, and mobile telephony and their role in the formation, dissemination, manipulation, and suppression of public opinion in Russia/Eurasia, the China/Pacific region, Central/South America, as well as Africa, Iran, and the Middle East.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2019

    • IS490SMG
      Fri, 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      Room 12A
      On-Campus
      MUST CHOOSE 2 or 4 Credit Hours. All other students need department approval. Email ischool-advising@illinois.edu.
      Instructor
      Damian Duffy
      CRN
      71810
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS490SMU
      Fri, 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      Room 12A
      On-Campus
      This course covers the impact of global and national computer networks on politics, culture, and social relations during a time of upheaval and revolutionary change. Topics may include the new social media, the politics and culture of the internet, hacktivism, cyber warfare, and mobile telephony and their role in the formation, dissemination, manipulation, and suppression of public opinion in Russia/Eurasia, the China/Pacific region, Central/South America, as well as Africa, Iran, and the Middle East.
      Instructor
      Damian Duffy
      CRN
      71811
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      3

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).