Technology and Inequality

Course Description

This course will provide an introduction to the social, political, and economic inequalities arising in the digital era. We will explore how content personalization via the algorithms could reproduce or amplify long-standing inequalities in terms of race, class, and gender. This course also functions as an introduction to entry-level data science whereby you develop basic programming skills (Python) and apply them to present your group project. By the end of the course, you will have developed skills to think critically of technology's impact on our democracy and to present evidence-based analysis of your research interests. No prior programming experience is necessary to take this class.

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