Cyberspatial Challenges for the Social Sciences


Freshman Seminar (Sp99)
Wednesday, 11:30,
Faculty: GŁnter Krumme
Smith 415 (Collaboratory)
Office Hours (Live): T&Th 1-2:30

Brief Description:
How is the Internet impacting issues in the social sciences, and what can it do for you and your educational experience? Join me in a discussion of the role of cyberspace in our activities at home, in school and our future jobs and careers. Let's discover together (hands-on!) how we can apply some of these new technologies to our work on and off campus.

We will search for available resources, work on individual Web sites, explore the basics of hypertextual writing, and trace some historical roots (and speculate about the future) of these amazing developments and challenges.

Tentative Seminar Outline:

  • Introduction: The Internet Revolution
  • (Resources)
  • Establish your own Web Presence [Hands-On!]
  • (Resources)
  • Impact on Education
  • (Resources)
  • History
  • (Resources)
  • Impact on Business, Institutions and Jobs
  • (Resources)
  • Tele-Work and Tele-Lifestyles
  • (Resources)
  • Hypertextual/ Hypermedia Writing and Publishing
  • (Resources)
  • Applications to the Social Sciences
  • Applications to our own Coursework, Academic Self-Organization, Daily Life and Career Plans [Hands-On!]
  • Quo Vadis?

  • Seminar Books on Reserve in OUGL (Reserve Desk):

    Document 1
    Hafner, Katie and Matthew Lyon.
    Where wizards stay up late : the origins of the Internet
    New York : Simon & Schuster, c1996.
    304 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
    Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-286) and
    Undergraduate Reserve: TK5105.875.I57 H338 1996 / 4 HOUR RESERVE  
    Document 2 Horn, Robert E., Mapping hypertext : the analysis, organization, and display of knowledge for the next generation of on-line text and graphics / Lexington, Mass. : Lexington Institute, c1989. 289 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-280) and index. LC Subject: Hypertext-systems. Electronic-data-processing-documentation. Online-data-processing. Engineering General Stacks QA76.76.H94 H675 1989 Undergraduate Reserve: QA76.76.H94 H675 1989 / 4 HOUR RESERVE
    Document 3 Nielsen, Jakob, 1957-. Hypertext and hypermedia. Boston : Academic Press, c1990. xii, 263 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-247) and index. Hypertext-systems. Engineering General Stacks QA76.76.H94 N54 1990 Natural Sciences General Stacks QA76.76.H94 N54 1990 Undergraduate Reserve QA76.76.H94 N54 1990 / 4 HOUR RESERVE

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