COMM 159 - First-year Seminar in Media Issues
Fall 2020, Section 001 - An Introduction to Hackers, Pranksters and Whistleblowers
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
Theme, FYSem
Credit Exclusions:
Credits do not count toward the Communication Studies major requirements.
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
First-year students only.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course offers a three-part framework for thoughtfully understanding and situating issues and challenges surrounding global “hacktivism”—the subversive use of computers and networks to protect and promote freedom and democracy. Part 1 introduces students to recent events and issues surrounding hacking and whistleblowing that have disrupted international affairs. Part 2 introduces students to a framework for understanding the relationships between information- communication technologies and political power. Part 3 introduces students to emergent issues and ways of thinking through the processes of innovation and governance of political technologies. In addition to course readings, students will have an opportunity to engage with course concepts through the mediums of movies, novels and games.

Schedule

COMM 159 - First-year Seminar in Media Issues
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 Online
29669
Closed
0
3Y1
6Enrollment Management
2
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: First year students. Hackers Prankstrs Whistleblwrs (section 001) synchronous remote-only student registration section.
002 (SEM)
  Hybrid
34168
Closed
0
 
3Enrollment Management
-
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Section 002, Making News in Africa: Instruction is a mixture of in-person and remote-synchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times. Remote-only students are welcome and should register for section 012.
012 (SEM)
 Online
39072
Open
1
3Enrollment Management
1Y1
-
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Making News in Africa (section 012) remote-only synchronous student registration section.

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