[TheWorld] Course on Google

Via boingboing, there is now a course on Google:

Google--it's not just a search engine any more. Now the most popular way to search the web, Google has become a cultural phenomenon. In this course, we'll look at how it started and how it works, compare it to other search mechanisms (web-based and otherwise), look at its business model, technologies and competition, and examine its broader uses and significance.

At the end of this course, it is expected that students will: - understand how Google works, and how to use it effectively as a search tool - know more about its technology, business plan, cultural and social impact - be able to think about Google—and by extension other information tools—in a professional manner