PLEASE NOTE: All CMIT modules have now been withdrawn,
and are unavailable for the 2010/11 academic year
These web pages and lecture notes are left as reference for those students requiring CMIT modules to complete their programme only, and are not an indication of modules currently offered.
MIT3107 - 15 credits
MIT3207 - 20 credits
MITM207(A) - MA versions
This second semester module examines the impact of the Internet on our society from a wide range of viewpoints. The internet has produced an entirely new domain in which to work, play and do business. It has also introduced a series of moral and social dilemmas caused by the changes it makes to our lives. How will we adapt our social conventions to this online world? How can we safeguard our privacy in this new world? How valuable do we consider our personal data to be? Does Science Fiction give us a glimpse of cyberspace? Will cyberspace ever supercede real life?
The module runs throughout the second semester.
- Lectures are in Room LT4.2, Queen's Building, at 2pm each Monday.
- Seminars will be arranged during the course when needed.
- MIT3107 (15 credits)
- Two 2,000 word web essays, presented in XHTML format.
- MIT3207 (20 credits)
- Three 2,000 word web essays, presented in XHTML format.