Summer 2023 - CMNS 353 D100

Topics in Technology and Society (4)

AI/Algorithms & Power

Class Number: 1187

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    HCC 2270, Vancouver

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 11, 2023
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    HCC 1700, Vancouver

  • Instructor:

    Alicia Massie
  • Prerequisites:

    CMNS 253W with a minimum grade of C- and one of CMNS 201W (201 or 260) or CMNS 202 (or 262), with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: CMNS 362.



Examination of the emergence and shaping of information and communication technologies in the digital age. Explores new media and social change between everyday life, social institutions, and various enterprises. Emphasis is placed on social context and relations of power. This course can be repeated once for credit if second topic is different (up to a maximum of two times).

Registrar Notes:


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