INF303 The Information Society (8)
This subject examines current issues related to information flow and knowledge creation, including the social impacts of technology and the developing knowledge economy. Social, cultural, legal and ethical aspects of relevant issues are identified and their impact on information work is examined.
Subject availability
Session 2 (60)
SPACE, University of Hong Kong
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Information Studies
Enrolment restrictions
Not available to students who have completed subject INF429.
Assumed Knowledge
Subject Relationships
INF429 Paired Subject
Incompatable Subjects
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss issues relating to the information society and knowledge economy;
  • be able to describe the role of the information professional within this context;
  • demonstrate an awareness of the social, legal, cultural and ethical issues relating to information flow;
  • be able to evaluate the implications of social, cultural, legal and ethical issues for the information professional.
The subject will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to information society issues - Role of knowledge in society - Information literacy within the knowledge society - The digital divide - Information professionals and information ethics
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.