School of Information Studies seeks several Part-time Instructors to teach one section of IST618 – Information Policy, for the October quarter. September 29 – December 20, 2017 online.
Public policy issues that affect the information, library, and telecommunication sectors. These include privacy and security, intellectual property, freedom of expression, communications access, and public sector information. Application of economic, legal, and political science concepts to policy analysis.
As a core course common to all programs, it has a clear set of goals and learning objectives which are:
Analyze and critique basic public policy issues of the digital economy. We define these basic areas as: freedom of expression; intellectual property; economic regulation of communication-information industries; access and affordability; privacy and security; public sector information policy; and internet governance. The course is issue-based and attempts to teach about those topics in a way that is as globally applicable as possible.
Apply key concepts from economics, law and political science to the analysis of communication and information policy issues, and know how different schools of thought approach those issues
Recognize, the reasons, circumstances, and factors that lead to government intervention.
Discern and research emerging information policy issues and the way organizations are affected by or influence such policies.
Advocate for and implement sensible and ethical information and technology policy in organizational and other settings as well as in the larger society.
Identify a specific information policy concern, assess it, and make recommendations
Locate, select, use, and evaluate sources of policy-related information
Improve your oral analytic and visual presentation ability, by presenting policy alternatives through class participation in simulations, debates, and formal group presentations.
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