Information science 260

Module code INL 260
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Economics and politics of information. This module examines the economics and politics of information, with a special emphasis on South Africa's information sector. It aims to promote an understanding of the market and non-market qualities of information, and their consequences for the production, distribution and marketing of information goods and services. The ways in which information access and expression are regulated and the use of ICTs in crime and corruption is also addressed.

Module credits 20.00
Service modules Faculty of Humanities
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 3 practicals per week, 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Academic organisation Information Science
Period of presentation Semester 2

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