Course Description

Explores economic factors that contribute to the introduction of technology, the way innovations change traditional work arrangements while facilitating other alternatives, and explores negative impacts of technology and the role of government in addressing drawbacks.



Professor of Record

Martha Garcia-Murillo


Graduate students.

Learning Objectives

After taking this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and analyze through reading reflections the economic factors driving innovation and the impact on global labor markets. 

  • Identify, by reading jobs descriptions, the components of labor that uniquely human and then determine those that may be done solely by computers and those that can be done with computers. 

  • Assess through group debates the advantages and disadvantages of emerging work arrangements facilitated by information technologies 

  • Design and present to the class safeguards that could protect workers from the negative effects of technology at work 

  • Examine and assess educational or training alternatives that could help workers to be future proof.

Course Syllabus

IST 673 Fall 2021 Syllabus- Martha Garcia-Murillo

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