2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Internet: Knowledge and Community

Fall and Winter quarters

Faculty: Stephen Beck philosophy, Douglas Schuler social informatics, computer supported cooperative work, computer science, software engineering

Fields of Study: communications, community studies and philosophy

Fall: CRN (Credit) Level 10239 (8) Jr - Sr  

Winter: Enrollment Accepting New Students  CRN (Credit) Level 20166 (8)  

Credits: 8(F); 8(W)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Evening and Weekend

Academic Website: http://wikis.evergreen.edu/knowcom/


The Internet as we know it didn't exist ten years ago, and it's a fair guess that in another ten years it will be radically transformed yet again. How is it changing the ways people see their world and interact with each other — and how does it merely reflect how people have interacted before it existed? In this two-quarter program, we will study the origin and the structure of the Internet, its relation to other technologies, the roles that it plays in our lives, and both the opportunities and the dangers that it opens for us. In fall quarter, we will focus on the way that we construct knowledge and how the Internet affects this. In winter quarter, we will consider the nature of community including the ways that people can build communities through the Internet, and the ways that communities can make use of the Internet for their own goals.

Maximum Enrollment: 50

Advertised Schedule: 6-9:30p Wed, 9a-5p Sat (fall: Oct. 2, 23, Nov. 6, 20, Dec. 4; winter: Jan. 8, 29, Feb. 12, Mar. 5).  First class meets in Sem 2 D1107.

Preparatory for studies or careers in: computer science, media, teaching, and public policy.

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Program Revisions

Date Revision
December 16th, 2010 Winter program changed to accept freshmen through seniors