Web 1.0 syllabus

From Prof. McCormick’s class:

The central question for this course is if or how the Internet changes the politics of the world in which we live. For our purposes, politics will be defined broadly to include issues such as identity, organization, stratification, and relative power. We will put this question into an historical context, compare the Internet with other media, and consider international implications. We will review the utopian expectations that some held at the birth of the Internet, the cynical expectations of their detractors, and allow for the possibility of creative and unexpected answers.

It has been two and half years!