Information in the Global Economy


This course surveys how information technologies, information services, and information itself are produced, circulated, and consumed. How is information made into a commodity? How are markets for information and information services created and sustained? Students will develop a basic understanding of the political, economic, cultural, and regulatory environment in which information, culture, and technologies are produced, as well as the implications of processes such as globalization, digitization, and commodification for social life. [24L, 12T]

Pre-requisite courses: INF301H1: Introduction to Information and Power, and INF302H1: Integrative Approaches to Technology and Society