Truth or Fiction?
The information age has democratized the dissemination of and access to information. Social media provides a voice to all and can blur the lines of fact and fiction. Are all tweets worth the noise they generate? How can we filter through opinions and the news media to gain accurate knowledge? This course will explore the impact of the information age on our understanding of truth. Through lectures, guest speakers, videos, role play, and discussion, students will examine various channels of information and will be required to find accurate data using a wide range of information sources.