Syllabus - "Information - Power to the People" (Georgia State University, Honors Freshman Seminar)

Amanda J. Swygart-Hobaugh M.L.S., Ph.D., Georgia State University


“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating….” Kofi Annan

Guided by this notion and the sociological frameworks of “critical theory” and “social justice,” we addressed specific situations in which access to, control of, and use of information is unequal, impeded, manipulated, and/or abused and thus can result in people’s disempowerment. We also explored efforts aimed at empowering those within these situations.