Course Description

Digital Technology & Social Change, CMN 170V

Conceptual understanding of how digital technologies transform our lives, through social media, mobile connectivity, globalization, big data, and artificial intelligence. Context of course includes education, health, entrepreneurship, democracy, among others.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Davis, COMM

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: SS
Major Requirement: required course for the Communication Major, open to students across campus

UC Irvine:
General Education: III - Social and Behavioral Sciences

UC Los Angeles:
Upper Division elective credit

UC Merced:
Units toward Degree (see your adviser)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective Units

UC San Diego:
General Education: Sixth - 1 course towards Social Analysis; Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC/AS, Transfer students may use for UD noncontiguous depending on major; TMC 1 course toward upper division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major, Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Social Science; Muir: one course in a Social Science theme in "Language and Communication"
Major Requirement: UCSD Cognitive Science major, upper-division Design and Interaction Specialization elective (letter grade of C- or better)

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Major Requirement: This course is likely applicable for 4 units of upper-division Communication major credit by petition

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: PE-T

Course Fees

None

More About The Course

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Course Creator

Martin Hilbert

Martin Hilbert is Professor at the University of California, Davis. He studies the role of digital information and algorithms in the development of complex social systems. He holds doctorates in Economics and Social Sciences (2006) and in Communication (2012), is associated with Communication and Computer Science at UCD, and chairs the campus’s designated emphasis in Computational Social Science. Before joining academia, he created and coordinated the Information Society Programme of the United Nations Secretariat in Latin America and the Caribbean (http://www.cepal.org/SocInfo). In his 15 years as United Nations Economic Affairs Officer he provided hands-on technical assistance in the field of digital development in over 20 countries. He has been Principal Investigator of several dozen projects, summing over $25M. His work is published in the most recognized academic journals, such as Science, Psychological Bulletin, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, and World Development, and regularly features in popular outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Economist, NPR, NatGeo, Discovery, PBS, BBC, Die Welt, among others. More: www.martinhilbert.net

 

Martin Hilbert is Professor at the University of California, Davis. He studies the role of digital information and algorithms in the development of complex social systems. He holds doctorates in Economics and Social Sciences (2006) and in Communication (2012), is associated with Communication and Computer Science at UCD, and chairs the campus’s designated emphasis in Computational Social ...

Martin Hilbert is Professor at the University of California, Davis. He studies the role of digital information and algorithms in the development of complex social systems. He holds doctorates in Economics and Social Sciences (2006) and in Communication (2012), is associated with Communication and Computer Science at UCD, and chairs the campus’s designated emphasis in Computational Social Science. Before joining academia, he created and coordinated the Information Society Programme of the United Nations Secretariat in Latin America and the Caribbean (http://www.cepal.org/SocInfo). In his 15 years as United Nations Economic Affairs Officer he provided hands-on technical assistance in the field of digital development in over 20 countries. He has been Principal Investigator of several dozen projects, summing over $25M. His work is published in the most recognized academic journals, such as Science, Psychological Bulletin, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, and World Development, and regularly features in popular outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Economist, NPR, NatGeo, Discovery, PBS, BBC, Die Welt, among others. More: www.martinhilbert.net

 


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