Special Topics- Surveillance and Society

This advanced undergraduate course provides an overview of surveillance studies, an emerging field in the social sciences that aims to analyze the relationships among surveillance technologies, the organizations and people that interact with them, the collection and flows of personal data, and related sociological factors. The course looks at how the Panopticon has shaped thinking about surveillance, and how the field of surveillance studies has worked through and beyond this metaphor to better research, analyze, and understand surveillance. It also covers various practical dimensions of surveillance in the everyday/everynight lives of people in contemporary societies.

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Sociology
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice / Sociology
Criminal Justice/Homeland Security
Number: 
SOCIOL 497S
Semester: 
Summer 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, March 12, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018
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