AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Fall 2022, Section 003 - FanFicTheory/OnlineCommunities
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course explores various online producer/consumer communities including fan fiction writers, chiptune music producers, game modders, glitch artists, zinesters, theorycrafters, and more! Together we will discover communities of practice, inquire as to what motivates their participants, and hopefully find a little space online where you too can contribute to the thriving body of human creativity and knowledge found in these communities.

Course Requirements:

This course requires regular participation in lectures, timely completion of reading and writing assignments, and active involvement in class discussion. Students will write a series of small response papers (1-2 pages) or similar small-investment media projects like leading class discussion. Students will also complete large assignments such as a podcast episode, fanfiction story, chiptune music song, theorycrafting document, piece of glitch art, or video essay over the course of the semester. 

Intended Audience:

This course is accessible to all undergraduate students at all levels, including Digital Studies minors and non-DS minors who have an abiding interest in the weird world of internet prosumer communities.

Schedule

AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
26397
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5
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
34104
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4
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
34124
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5
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
010 (LEC)
 In Person
34353
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1
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: This is a meet-together with HISTORY 283 LEC 001.
011 (DIS)
 In Person
34354
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: This is a meet-together with HISTORY 283 DIS 002.
013 (DIS)
 In Person
34357
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1
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: This is a meet-together with HISTORY 283 DIS 004.
016 (DIS)
 In Person
34360
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: This is a meet-together with HISTORY 283 DIS 007.
017 (LEC)
 In Person
34836
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Tu 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: This is a meet-together with HIST 294.
018 (LEC)
 In Person
34980
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: This is a meet-together with English 362 sec 001.
019 (LEC)
 In Person
35235
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: This is a meet-together with English 317 sec 002.

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