COMM 820 - Special Topics in the Humanities Tradition
Section: 001 Media, Time & Digital Life
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
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May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Over the past two decades, the internet has played an increasingly central role in the everyday life, work, and play of users around the world. The interdisciplinary field of internet studies has developed over this time to research the social, political, technological, cultural, and historical dimensions of internet use, production, distribution, and regulation. This course surveys the field of internet studies, introducing some of the central questions, methods, and concerns through the following topical areas: identity and social networking; digital economies, rights, privacy, and surveillance; technology and race, gender, and sexuality; media convergence, fandom, and social television; media and information technologies, platforms, materiality, algorithms, design; internet research methods and ethics. While we will largely focus on qualitative methods that draw from anthropology, communication, sociology, media and cultural studies, and science and technology studies, different disciplinary perspectives are welcome.

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COMM 820 - Special Topics in the Humanities Tradition
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001 (SEM)
6Graduate Standing
M 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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