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INSC 351 Race, Gender, and Information Technology

(3) Examines how expression of gender and race affect, and are affected by, information technologies. Course considers how information technologies interact with race and gender in various contexts: high-technology workplaces; classification and information organization; cultures of computing; and library and information-centered environments. The course is framed by two broad, interrelated concepts - the expression of identity (individual and group) in cyberspace and the "digital divide", and reviews theoretical background in the social studies of gender, race, technology, and knowledge.