LEARNING OBJECTIVES

CHAPTER 1-2 | 3-4 | 5-6 | 7-8

Chapter 1: A Brief History of the Internet

 

At the end of this chapter, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the four major phases associated with the growth of the internet and the major technological, political and economic developments associated with each

  2. Define significant terms associated with the growth of the internet

  3. Describe in basic terms the technical specifications of the internet, as well as what unique facets distinguish it from other technologies

  4. Describe key political issues which have arisen in the growth of the internet and describe the ways in which technological closure has begun to occur in regards to these issues.

 

Chapter 2: The Internet, Technology Studies and International Relations

 

At the conclusion of this chapter, students will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast three positions regarding the sources of a tool’s meaning: technological determinism; designer’s intent and social construction of technology

  2. Define terms: technology, export regime, affordances, net neutrality

  3. Describe the uniqueness debate and the three positions related to how norms and rules should be derived for the internet:the adoption of unique rules; grafting of old rules. and borrowing from other fields

 

Chapter 3: A Realist View of Cyberspace

At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

 

  1. Describe significant concepts associated with Realism

  2. Apply therealist lens to describing issues of cybersecurity and cyber power

  3. Define cyber capabilities and their relation to both hard and soft power

  4. Define:  information warfare;  asymmetric warfare; security dilemma

Chapter 4: Liberal Internationalism, Cooperation, and Regimes

At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Define key terms related to the liberal internationalism paradigm, including regime, norm, public good

  2. Define Digital Superpower and describe the role of the firm in cyberspace

  3. Compare and contrast the Realist view of cyber power with the Liberal Internationalist view of global digital superpowers

  4. Articulate criticisms of Liberal Internationalist narrative of internet development

  5. Describe challenges to the establishment of regimes in cyberspace

 

Chapter 5: Constructivism and the Creation of Cyber Security Threat

At the end of this chapter, students will be able to:

  1. Define the major ideas associated with constructivism – including intersubjective understandings, agency, and discourse/language

  2. List four analogies or metaphors used to describe the internet and their significance

  3. List key military terms associated with the internet – including critical infrastructure, resiliency and domain.

  4. Define:  Critical infrastructure; resiliency and other key terms

Chapter 6: Governing the Internet

At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

 

  1. Define governance and relate it to ideas of power, sovereignty, and rule-making

  2. Describe multistakeholder governance in internet regulation

  3. Name major agreements and events in the evolution of multistakeholder governance

  4. Describe the players who participate in multistakeholder governance in the internet area, and how this differs from other types of international governance

 

Chapter 7: Crime

At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Describe major types of cybercrimes, distinguishing between high and low policing and cybercrime vs. cyber-facilitated crime

  2. Describe the ways in which globalization and the growth of technology can both make crime more likely as well as facilitating new types of policing

  3. Describe attempts to combat cybercrime, including legislation, on the state and international levels

  4. Formulate a position on the ethical, social and legal issues related to criminal data sharing between states

  5. Formulate a position on the ethical, social and legal issues related to preemptive policing and surveillance

Chapter 8: Private Actors in Cyberspace

At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

 

  1. Define the following terms:  Corporate Social responsibility, net neutrality, gatekeeping, active/passive global ethics, data monopoly, capabilities approach, natural monopoly

  2. Applying the ‘uniqueness debate’ to argue that technology actors either do or do not have unique ethical responsibilities within the international system in comparison to other types of corporations

  3. List economic and political objections to the development of monopolies, and argue for or against breaking up Facebook

  4. Compare and contrast the evolution of US-based Facebook and China-based Ali Baba – in terms of their relationship to Government and their understanding of national responsibilities

Chapter 9: States and Private Actors Cooperating in Cyberspace

At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Define Public-Private Partnership (PPP)

  2. List at least three ethical, political, economic and social issues associated with the provision of services by Public Private Partnerships

  3. Define military industrial complex and cyber industrial complex and describe the political, legal and ethical issues raised by the existence of both

Chapter 10: Ethics, Norms, and Rules in Cyberspace

At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

 

  1. Define ethics and describe the relationship between ethics, laws and values

  2. Descrie particular ethics challenges presented by emerging technologies

  3. Apply the technology paradigms of technological determinism, designer’s intent and social constructin of technology to describing the sources of technology’s values and their relation to ethics

Chapter 11: Cyber Conflict

At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Describe key terms related to cyber warfare including information warfare, advanced persistent threat, and crisis stability

  2. Describe unique features of the cyber warfare environment

  3. Discuss proposed solutions to regulating or decreasing conflict in the cyber environment including weapons bans, and the use of deterrence

Chapter 12: Looking towards the future

At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

 

  1. Define critical terms including emerging technology, big data, fourth industrial revolution

  2. Describe political and ethical problems related to dependence on data and algorithms – including algorithmic governance, bias

  3. Define key terms associated with artificial intelligence – including Meaningful Human Control (MHC) and Levels of Autonomy

  4. Apply 3 paradigms (Realism, Liberal Internationalism and Constructivism) to describing and analyzing the dynamics of an “AI Arms Race”

Mary Manjikian, PhD

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