E205: The Social Implications of Computing

This will be a discussion-intensive course about the social implications of computing. The purpose of this course is to help participants make informed and thoughtful choices about their careers, participation in society, and future development activities. Readings and lecture topics are drawn from a range of fields that together seek to describe our contemporary global society: sociology, philosophy, economics, public policy, and more. The instructor has taught this class at UC Berkeley and Peking University.