Internet, Technology, and Capitalism

ECON 227

This course will explore the role of the internet and new technologies in our society. We will examine the history of the rise of the computer age, and then cover questions that include surveillance and algorithmic targeting; cybercommerce and crypto; AI and robots; social media and celebrity; labor rights and profit-making; and the changing nature of daily life in a wireless world. There will be several guest speakers as well as readings, films, and other content.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • STS
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • CULANTH 227
  • SOCIOL 237
Typically Offered
Fall Only