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Governance (GOVN) 377

Issues in Access to Information and Privacy Protection (Revision 3)



Delivery mode:

Individualized study online. Delivered via Brightspace.



Areas of study:

Arts or Social Science


None; however, a previous course in social science is recommended. This is a senior course and as such students are expected to have advanced analytical and writing skills.

Course start date:

If you are a:


GOVN 377 is a cross-listed course—a course listed under 3 different disciplines—with LGST 377 and CRJS 377. GOVN 677 is a precluded course. GOVN 377 may not be taken for credit by students who have obtained credit for LGST 377, CRJS 377 or GOVN 677.


GOVN 377 has a challenge for credit option.


The textbook for the course, Controlling Knowledge: Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection in a Networked World is available for free download from AUPress.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 3, September 15, 2023

Updated September 15, 2023

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