AMCULT 202 - Digital Culture
Winter 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
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 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:

Midterm and final exam.

Intended Audience:

American Culture majors, Digital Studies minors, all undergraduates.

Schedule

AMCULT 202 - Digital Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
22231
Open
21
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
22232
Open
3
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
22233
Open
5
 
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Th 6:00PM - 7:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
22235
Open
1
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
22236
Open
4
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
22237
Open
2
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
23951
Open
3
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
29084
Open
3
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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