Syllabus Repository

The syllabi below are arranged by theme. Within each theme, they are listed alphabetically by author.

You may scroll down to see all the syllabi or click on the links below to go directly to the theme that interest you.

Information Cultures and Revolutions

Histories of Computing

Networks and Webs

Cybercultures, A.I., and Gaming

Survey Courses and STS

Teaching Aids

If you teach your own course and would like to share the syllabus then please send a copy, preferably packaged as a single .PDF file, to Gerardo Con Diaz (gerardo.condiaz@yale.edu) together with a message giving SIGCIS permission to post it on this page.

Information Cultures and Revolutions

 

Nathan EnsmengerThe Information Age, Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2008 (online)(pdf)

Nathan EnsmengerThe Information Sciences, Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Spring 2005 (pdf)

Ronald KlineInventing an Information Society, Department of Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University, Spring 2010 (pdf)

Joseph NovemberInformation Technology Revolutions: Past and Present, Department of History, University of South Carolina, Fall 2008 (pdf)

James SumnerThe Information Age, University of Manchester, Spring 2015 (pdf)

 

Histories of Computing

After the Second World War

Roger BlumbergComputing and Its Consequences, The Rhode Island School of Design, Winter 2008 (online)(pdf)

Geoff Draper, History of Electronic Computing, University of Utah School of Computing, Spring 2008 (online)(pdf)

Nathan EnsmengerComputers & Comunications Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Spring 2010 (pdf)

Slava GerovitchThe History of Computing, MIT (and MIT OpenCourseWare), Spring 2004 (online)(pdf)

Thomas HaighTechnology and Revolution: Computers, Culture and the Internet, STS Program, Colby College, Fall 2001 (online)(pdf)

Hansen HsuFirst Year Writing Seminar in Technology and Society: Histories of Computing, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University, Fall 2010 (pdf)

Christopher Kelty, Introduction to the History of Software and Networks, Department of History of Science, Harvard University, Fall 2007  (online)(pdf)

Michael MahoneyCreating the Computer: From ENIAC to the Internet, Department of History, Princeton University, Fall 2007 (online)(pdf)

Michael MahoneyThe World of Software, Department of History, Princeton University, Spring 2003 (online)(pdf)

Rebecca Slayton, Imagining the Computer, Wiring the World, Stanford University, Spring 2010 (pdf)

Fred TurnerComputing and American Culture since World War II, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, Spring 2010 (pdf)(earlier version pdf)

Aristotle TympasHistory of Computing and Telecommunications, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (online, in Greek)

Since Earlier Times

Thomas BerginThe History of Computing, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, The American University, Fall 2001 (pdf)

Luigi Bianchi, History of Computing and Information Technology, York University (includes lecture notes), Fall 2002 (online)(pdf)

Paul EdwardsHistory of Computers and Networks, University of Michigan, Spring 2011 (online)(pdf)

Marie Hicks, History of Computing, Humanities Department., Illinois Institute of Technology, Fall 2011 (online)

Ed Lazowska, Steve Maurer, Geoff Voelker, and guestsHistory of Computing, University of Washington, Fall 2006 (online)(pdf)

Sidney MarshallHistory of Computing, Rochester Institute of Technology (includes many primary sources), Spring 2006 (online)

Giuditta ParoliniA Computer Perspective, Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, Literatur-, Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte, Winter 2014 (pdf)

Raul RojasHistory of Computing, Freie Universität Berlin, Spring 2001 (online)(pdf)

George ThiruvathukalHistory of Computing, Loyola University, Chicago, Fall 2009 (online)(pdf)

Matthew TurkCognitive Science Seminar: A History of Computing, Department of Communications, Stanford University, Winter 2005 (pdf)

 

Networks and Webs

 

Janet Abbate, Culture, History, and Politics of the Internet, Virginia Tech, Spring 2008 (pdf)

Paul EdwardsSystems, Networks, and Webs: History and Theory of Infrastructure, University of Michigan, Winter 2008 (pdf)

Bernard GeogheganGlobal Internet: Networks, Communities, Markets, The American University of Paris, Fall 2008 (pdf)

Bernard GeogheganThe Internet and Globalization, The American University of Paris, Fall 2014 (pdf)

 

Cybercultures, A.I., and Gaming

 

Peter Sachs CollopyCyberculture, University of Pennsylvania, Summer 2013 (online)(pdf)

Henry LowoodHistory of Computer Game Design: Technology, Culture, Business, Stanford University, Winter 2005 (online)(pdf)

Michael MahoneyComputers and Organisms, Department of History, Princeton University, Fall 2004 (online)(pdf)

Michael MahoneyThe Sciences of the Artificial, Department of History, Princeton University, Fall 2000 (online)(pdf)

Laine Nooney, Video Games: Culture and Industry, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University, Spring 2014 (pdf)

Survey Courses and STS 

 

Atsushi Akera, Introduction to Science and Technology Studies, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  (pdf)

Atsushi Akera, Technology and Social Theory, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Fall 2003 (pdf)

Atsushi Akera, The Politics and Economics of Information Technology, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Fall 2003 (pdf)

Marie Hicks, Technology in History, Humanities Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, Spring 2011 (online)

Marie Hicks, Ethical Dimensions of Progress, Humanities Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, Fall 2008 (online)

Ronald KlineTechnology in Society, Department of Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University, Fall 2009 (pdf)

Andrew RussellComputers & Society, Stevens Institute of Technology, Fall 2010 (pdf)

 

Teaching Aids

 

Computer History Museum, Teaching the History of Computing (includes lecture notes and supporting materials) (online)

NetAffair, Europe Has a Story to Tell: European Networking Paradigms (online