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Philip L Bereano
T C 525
Seattle Campus

Assessing Communications Technologies

Analysis of development, deployment of new communication technologies; emphasis on public policy issues they present (e.g., videotelephone, mobile telephoning, hypermedia, electronic message transfer, virtual reality). Impacts explored include access, privacy, civil liberties; power of elites; changes in social organization. Prerequisite: T C 425 or other background in policy analysis, technology, and society. Offered: Sp.

Class description

Analysis of development, deployment of new communication technologies; emphasis on public policy issues they present (e.g., videotelephone, mobile telephoning, hypermedia, electronic message transfer, virtual reality). Impacts explored include: access, privacy, civil liberties; power of elites; changes in social organization.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

TC 425 or other background in policy analysis, technology and society.

Class assignments and grading

Readings, discussion, oral presentations, written assignments.


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Last Update by Katherine C. Long
Date: 04/01/1999