Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Research in a Global Society
Course: IFS210

First Term: 2017 Spring
Lec + Lab   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S - Standard Load


Description: A comparative study focused on access to digital information in a global environment. Explore the global culture developing around the Internet and the impact of local, national and global cultures as well as economic and social factors related to the flow of information in a global society. Examine emerging technologies to produce and distribute information across cultures in a global society in an ethical manner.



MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Compare and contrast the global culture developing around access to information and the Internet. (I-V)
2. Identify information seeking behavior in relation to cultural background and experiences in emerging nations. (I-V)
3. Select relevant sources, determine usefulness and examine reliability of information in a selected country. (I-II)
4. Compare and contrast global inequities in information access, production, and distribution. (III-V)
5. Create original information sources in an ethical manner applying global elements and values. (IV)
6. Apply web collaboration tools to produce and distribute information related to the workforce, life skills and life roles in a global culture. (IV-VI)
7. Explain the philosophical concepts that effect technology in the production and distribution of information on a global scale. (V-VI)
 
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Global Society
   A. Awareness
      1. Values
      2. Norms
      3. Ideas
   B. Understanding
      1. Identities
      2. Histories
      3. Human experience
II. Information Seeking Behavior
   A. Definition
      1. Customs
      2. Traditions
   B. Self-assessment
   C. Cultural differences and variations
      1. The Americas
      2. Africa
      3. Asia
      4. Australia
      5. Europe
   D. Human Right
III. Information Literacy
   A. Research need
   B. Topic selection
   C. Audience
   D. Global Awareness
      1. Values
      2. Norms
      3. Ideals
   E. Sources
      1. Library resources
      2. Internet
      3. Other
   F. Organization
      1. Management
      2. Storage
      3. Other
   G. Reliability
   H. Evaluation
   I. Ethical Use
IV. Information Access
   A. Censorship
      1. Identities
      2. Histories
      3. Human experience
   B. Inequities
      1. Local
      2. National
      3. Global
      4. Digital twilight
      5. Digital infrastructure
   C. Open source
      1. Privacy
      2. Security
   D. Cultural distinctions
      1. Local
      2. National
      3. Global
         a. The Americas
         b. Africa
         c. Asia
         d. Australia
         e. Europe
V. Information Creation
   A. Digital citizenship role
      1. Ethics
      2. Social responsibility
         a. Education
         b. Healthcare
         c. Environmental policy
      3. Global perceptions
      4. Other
   B. Plagiarism
   C. Copyright
   D. Cultural perceptions
      1. Local
      2. National
      3. Global
         a. The Americas
         b. Africa
         c. Asia
         d. Australia
         e. Europe
      4. Digital infrastructure
VI. Information Distribution
   A. Philosophical concepts
   B. Traditional vs. non-traditional
      1. Books
      2. Periodicals
      3. Social networks
      4. Aggregators and RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds
      5. Blogs
      6. Wikis
      7. Media
      8. Citizen journalist
      9. Open source
      10. Other
   C. Cultural distinctions
      1. Local
      2. National
      3. Global
         a. The Americas
         b. Africa
         c. Asia
         d. Australia
         e. Europe
 
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: April 22, 2014

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