CS 404: Do-It-Yourself Internet

(Coordinator: James Weiner)

Catalog Description

The objective of this course is to demystify the design process that leads to the evolution of the Internet. In doing so, we investigate the ways that technology changes to meet the needs of society, how society changes in response to these new technologies and how these societal changes create pressures that produce needs for new technologies.

Majors not allowed in section: COMPUTER SCIENC, CS:BIOINFORM, IM: COMP SCI, INFO TECH
Attributes: Technology GP 3T, Environment,Tech&Society(Disc)

Course Topics

In this course, we are primarily concerned with the affects of technology on society.

  • How we are wired socially
  • How techology can complement our social side to satisfy our social needs
  • How technology can mitigate social problems we encounter in our everyday life
  • How technology can bring us closer together as a society

Evaluation

  • Homework
  • Mid-Term and Final Exam