This course provides an exposé of current and emerging digital technologies and their impacts on individuals and society. Students learn some of the underlying principles and inner workings of digital technology. They link this understanding to the ramifications of digital technology on a range of economic, legal, environmental, and ethical issues, such as privacy and freedom of expression, security and crime, the nature of work and money, pollution and resource use, and intellectual property rights. Students learn to think critically about technologies, and to argue effectively about their potential impacts.


45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework including COMP 101 or COMP 115

Course Notes

COMP 301 is an approved Science and Technology course for Cap Core requirements.

COMP 301 is an approved Science course.

Course Outlines

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