The scope of the syllabus of information society studies

A. Black

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The scope of any syllabus of information society studies will be a function of the discipline domain in which it is taught. Its nature will also be determined by the extent to which it is based on a critique of the information society proposition. A comprehensive 'mock' module in information society studies is presented, comprising aims, learning outcomes, attained skills and indicative content. Information society studies is a subject which helps develop critical thinking and theoretical sensitivity. It also frequently calls for an interdisciplinary approach, an example of which is provided towards the end of this paper in the form of a discussion of information history as a natural component of information society studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-252
Number of pages8
JournalEducation for Information
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences


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