Week 1: Introduction to four information societies
LECTURE ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 03
Lecture meets this week at 11am in Humanities 2650 for 75 minutes. Students are expected to attend all lectures and to take notes. Within 24 hours of each in-person lecture, I'll link a PDF version of any slides I showed in lecture to the lecture title. We may also experiment with lecture-capture technology to record the live lecture experience; if this works, I will provide links to those videos as well. Any student seen Facebooking, shopping, chatting, gaming, or otherwise multitasking with a distracting non-class activity in lecture will be asked to close their laptop — even if you are typing notes at the same time.
READINGS TO COMPLETE BEFORE DISCUSSION
Buy your course reader from Student Print and read the articles below. Each week, you need to have your readings completed by the time you get to discussion section, in order to be able to discuss them with your TA and fellow students. We may quiz you on the readings as well. (Unsure how closely you should be reading these? The professor has posted twoannotated examples of readings, to show what he highlights when he reads through them.)
HOMEWORK TO COMPLETE BEFORE DISCUSSION
Just make sure to read through this web syllabus.
DISCUSSION SECTION MEETING
All discussion sections meet this week; consult your schedule. Students are expected to attend all in-person discussion sections. If you are absent from section, you must email your TA within 24 hours of the missed section. If you are absent from two discussion sections in a row, you will receive a concerned email from the professor. After that we will refer your absence to the Office of the Dean of Students!
ONLINE OVER THE WEEKEND
Nearly every weekend you will have online homework and writing. This weekend, after your first section meeting, you'll learn how to use your discussion section weblog.