ENV261H1: Is the Internet Green?

Previous Course Number: 
ENV281H1
Hours: 
24L/12T

The Internet has deeply penetrated most aspects of society and yet we are remarkably unreflective about its impacts and sustainability. This course challenges students to critically evaluate evidence regarding the environmental and social impacts of the Internet and how the Internet contributes (or not) to goals of environmental sustainability. (ENV261H1 is intended as a Breadth Requirement course in the Social Sciences.)

Prerequisite: 

Students must have completed a minimum of 4.0 FCEs to enrol in the course.

Exclusion: 

BIG102Y1; ENV281H1 if taken in 2015-16 or 2016-17

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)