This course examines how people seek, encounter, and use information in their everyday lives and how this impacts their identities. Grounded in studies of information behavior and practice, students will analyze and create case studies related to different spheres of information seeking including but not limited to health, sports, consumer life, relationships, religion, and hobbies. Readings and coursework will consider how identity is constructed in response to information seeking activities and the impact of digital environments on this process. (Offered every Spring.)
3 credits
Upper Division
The Capacities | Oral and Visual Communication
The Interdisciplinary Clusters | Technology and Society