Sociologists look to cyberspace to test theories of technology diffusion and media effects on society. This course explores the Internet s impact on communities, political participation, cultural democracy, and diversity. How have digital technologies and electronic information flows shaped or diminished inequalities of gender, sex, and race? For instance: new electronic technologies have pushed the cultural and physical boundaries of how we have sex; with whom we have sex; and with what we have sex and/or have observed having sex, such as sex toys and avatars. The sociological implications of this new technology depend on economic, legal, and policy decisions that are shaping the Internet as it becomes institutionalized. The course analyzes such new forms of cyber-democracy with a focus on issues of gender, sex, and race.
- Price $936 per credit hour (2017-18 AY)
3 credit hours
This 15 week course requires students to spend approximately 9 hours a week on course work.
This course section is open to RIT Online students.
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