Fall 2019 - CMNS 453 C100
Issues in the Information Society (4)
Class Number: 10427
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 4, 2019
11:56 PM – 11:56 PM
TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby
Prerequisites:75 units, including CMNS 253W, 353 or 354. CMNS 362 is recommended.
Advanced seminar to discuss issues in the interplay between contemporary society and new computer/communication technologies, at the level of comprehensive theories of society, on one hand, and major public policy, on the other. May repeat for credit if topic studied is different.
The object of this course is to help you understand and appreciate the hidden ground of the mobile information society. The course has been designed to highlight important historical events that have shaped the development of mobile telecommunications, some of the key stakeholders who seek to exercise their influence over the development of new technologies and services, and some of the questions this phenomenon is creating for us as individuals, as friends and family members, as citizens, as consumers, and as professionals in the workplace.
- Weekly online activities 10%
- Assignments 60%
- Take-Home Midterm exam (set time) 15%
- Take-Home Final exam (set time) 15%
The take-home exams have a set time frame. Please refer to Canvas for date and time.
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