SOC 275 Technology in Everyday Life • 5 Cr.
What is the role technology plays in society and in your life? Dig deeply into the social realm of technology. Investigate how identities are created, re-created, and challenged through mediated technologies. Topics may include network societies, hyper-realities, the digital divide, and the global and social histories of technology.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Analyze the impact of technologies on our private and public lives.
- Explain how technologies both create and perpetuate inequalities.
- Apply a sociological understanding of technology to describe how technology influences our interactions with others and our sense of identity.
- Spring 2016 (current quarter)