DIGITAL 202 - Digital Culture
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Digital Studies (DIGITAL)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ID
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ENGLISH/DIGITAL 280 or FTVM 202 (SAC 202) /DIGITAL 220.
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course will foster a deeper appreciation of digital media and technologies through analyzing popular works, the platforms on which they are distributed, and the technologies used to create them. We will examine the ways in which people express themselves through digital media and what that media has to say about the culture that created and elevated it. We will be engaging with a variety of mediums including audio, video, games, and readings. Lectures and discussion sections are designed to fully integrate the different aspects of the course.

A brief overview of topics covered include: theorycrafting/knowledge-making in online fan communities, experimental digital art, game analysis/game studies, movement from the analog to the digital, algorithmic recommendations.

Course Requirements:

This course requires regular participation in lectures and discussion sections, as well as the timely completion of short and long-form writing assignments. Students will write a series of short response papers and develop two longer papers in multiple drafts: a rhetorical analysis essay (7-8 pages) and a final research paper (10-12 pages). No mid-term, no final exam.

Intended Audience:

This course is accessible to all undergraduate students at all levels. Students who are interested in learning more about digital media fan/production communities and Internet art are encouraged to take this class, as well as those who are interested in a deeper appreciation of games, internet video, and internet-based music genres such as chiptune and vaporwave.

Class Format:

This class will be conducted entirely online with both synchronous and asynchronous components. Internet access capable of streaming live video is encouraged

Schedule

DIGITAL 202 - Digital Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
30267
Open
65
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
 Online
30268
Closed
0
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
 Online
30269
Open
20
 
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Th 6:00PM - 7:00PM
004 (DIS)
 Online
30270
Open
7
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
 Online
30271
Open
5
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
 Online
30272
Open
7
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
 Online
30273
Open
11
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
008 (DIS)
 Online
30274
Open
15
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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