AMCULT 202 - Digital Culture
Winter 2018, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture

Details

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

Description

This course will examine how digital technologies and practices have shaped contemporary culture and cultural production. During the past 50 years we have witnessed a dramatic change in how culture operates in terms of its making, its distribution, as well as its reception. In the course we will investigate the workings of digital culture by engaging in a wide range of media texts: video, audio, software, and readings. Our work will be to understand the contemporary digital milieu by relating theory and historical context to recent examples of digital cultural production. Lectures and discussion sections are designed to fully integrate the different aspects of the course. Topics we will study include: video games; the move from analog to digital; privacy and the politics of individuality; computer architectures and database theory; computer code and algorithm; the future of digital journalism; race, gender, and sexuality in a digital age; the history of social networks; theories of power in a digital world; and the construction of digital knowledge.

Course Requirements:

Students will be required to write four mini-essays and two exams.

Intended Audience:

Digital Studies minors and undergraduate students interested in learning critical approaches to technology and culture.

Schedule

AMCULT 202 - Digital Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
23153
Open
40
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
23154
Open
3
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
23155
Open
3
 
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Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
23156
Open
5
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
23159
Closed
0
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
23160
Open
7
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
23161
Open
3
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
25293
Open
3
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM

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