ILS-Z 645 THE SOCIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATICS OF BIG DATA (3 CR.)
This course surveys organizational, legal, political, and social issues surrounding the creation, dissemination and use of big data from the perspective of social and organizational informatics. It focuses on ways in which the integration of big data is changing structure, culture, and work practices in private and public sector organizations.
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- Above class meets with ILS-Z 399
COURSE DESCRIPTION This course introduces students to new social and ethical challenges arising from the use of data in a broad sense, and the technical and societal approaches to address such challenges. More specifically, this course provides a survey of the social, political, legal, and organizational issues that surround the creation, dissemination, and use of big data from the perspective of social informatics. LEARNING OBJECTIVES By the end of this course, students will: - Understand the role of big data in organizational decision making - Understand the ways in which the integration of big data is changing the culture, structure, and work practices of complex organizations - Understand the social, political, legal, and organizational impacts of big data - Develop mature stances with regard to big data ethics as a computing professional PREREQUISITES There are no prerequisites. Any student planning to pursue a career in a field related to data science is welcome to enroll. This course would be particularly relevant to students interested in Information and Library Science (ILS), data science, computer science, social sciences, cultural studies, or policy studies.