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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018
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IHSS 1220 - IT and Society


Will IT increase prosperity? For whom? What role should governments play in IT development? Do corporations have new responsibilities in the Information Era? What about IT professionals? This course explores the issues, the arguments, and working solutions. The first section examines macro indicators and trends. The second section examines the microeconomics and politics of specific arenas—the software industry, the automated work place, telemedicine, television. The last section explores opportunities for improving society, using IT. This is a communication-intensive course.

When Offered: Spring term annually.



Cross Listed: Cross listed as ITWS 1220. Students cannot obtain credit for both this course and ITWS 1220.

Credit Hours: 4



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