AMCULT 202 - Digital Culture
Spring 2020, Section 101
Instruction Mode: Section 101 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ID
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ENGLISH 280 or SAC 202.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
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 & final exam

Intended Audience:

American Culture majors, Digital Studies minors, all undergraduates.

Schedule

AMCULT 202 - Digital Culture
Schedule Listing
101 (LEC)
 Online
53313
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MW 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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