AMCULT 498 - Capstone Seminar in American Culture
Section: 002 Surveillance in Society
Term: FA 2017
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The world is getting more and more connected everyday: our phones can connect to our computers, which connect to our thermostats, which connect to our credit scores, which connect to our automobiles, and which connect to our Facebook News Feeds. This interweaving network of different technologies might make our lives easier, but it also profoundly changes what we think of when we talk about “society”. In exploring these changes, this course will look to the origins of surveillance, the innovations of digital surveillance, and ultimately the challenges that surveillance poses to society, democracy, and freedom. Key themes include digital technology, surveillance, dataveillance, identity, race, class, gender, citizenship, Google, and the NSA.

AMCULT 498 - Capstone Seminar in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
24029
Open
3
1AMCULT Major
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
P
25630
Open
4
3LSA Digital Studies Minor
2AMCULT Major
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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