CSCI 7000: Strengthening Democracy Through Technology

Spring 2019


Short Description

Digital revolution in the form of social networking, artificial intelligence and big data, and near ubiquitous access to sophisticated computing devices and information is shaping our democratic process-for better or worse. There is a general belief that our entire democratic process is under siege due a variety of factors such as rampant disinformation online, corruption/distortion of the political process by narrow interests, insufficient critical thinking skills, voter suppression/disenfranchisement activities, and rampant polarization and inability to bridge divides. The main goal of this interdisciplinary course is to gain an understanding of how current technology is impacting the democratic process and how we can strengthen democracy through technology. The course will consist of reading papers and discussing relevant topics in class, and working on term papers.


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