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Communication and Participation of Civil Society in the Internet Business, Management & Finance Program Spring 2025 Semester - Madrid

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Communication and Participation of Civil Society in the Internet

Communication and Participation of Civil Society in the Internet Course Overview


CEA CAPA Partner Institution: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Location: Madrid, Spain
Primary Subject Area: Communication
Instruction in: English
Course Code: 13268
Transcript Source: Partner Institution
Course Details: Level 100
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 42


SECTION I: The Information Society
Subject 1. From the Information Society to the Networked Society. The origin of the internet and social media. Internet use worldwide.
Subject 2. The digital divide. Technological development indexes per country.
Subject 3. Background of the Internet. Who manages it? How? Digital privacy and security.
Subject 4. Hacker Ethics, hacktivism. Wikileaks, Anonymous.
Subject 5. The Commons. Free culture, resources, licenses. Open Science and education.
Subject 6. Open Government and Open Data. Transparency. Civic technologies.

SECTION II: (Ciber)activism and Social Movements
Subject 7. (Ciber)activism. The role of the internet in the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, the May 15 movement, Occupy Wall Street.
Subject 8. Internet and Censorship. Circumvention tools to bypass censorship under authoritarian regimes.

SECTION III: New trends
Subject 9. The crowd phenomena and citizen Journalism. Background, theoretical approaches, controversy.
Subject 10. Digital and collaborative economy.
Subject 11. Transmedia.
Subject 12. Pos truth era. Disinformation and citizenship.

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