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INST 302 The Impact of Computers on Society (CORE—Society, Science and Technology)

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and completion of the Social and Behavioral Analysis section of the Core, or permission of the instructor. (Either semester/3 credits) 

A study of the past, present and future impact of computer and communications technology on society, education, government and the workplace. The ethical dimensions of computer use will also be examined. Topics include: personal privacy in the information age, analysis of the risks in the application of computer technology, the nature of work and the workplace in the information society, occupational structure and change and women’s changing roles in a technological world.