CMN 529 (H01) - Data for Sale: Capitalism and the Surveillance Economy


Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56275
Surveillance, the practice of tracking and recording information about people, is central to modern capitalist societies. Capitalists rely on surveillance systems to supervise workers and managers, identify customer markets, keep accounts, and calculate the risk of investments and innovations. While such practices can increase profits, they also pose threats for privacy and individual freedom. This course explores the relationship between capitalism and surveillance, and considers the role of surveillance as a mode of economic world-building and social control in the past and present.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Honors course, Environment,Tech&Society(Disc)
Instructors: Josh Lauer

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm NESM 316
Final Exam 5/14/2024 5/14/2024 T 1:00pm - 3:00pm NESM 316