Global Digital Media: Critical and Comparative Approaches to Information Technologies


Responding to recent trends in digital-media related fields, this course draws upon critical concepts and comparative approaches that deal with contemporary information and communication technologies (ICTs) across national and disciplinary boundaries. This course will develop Media Studies and Science & Technology Studies inspired analyses that connect the medium-specific and aesthetic qualities of digital media with historical and socioeconomic factors shaping their production, circulation, and reception. It examines how digital media reproduce or complicate physical and social boundaries, and how concepts of race, gender, and class are embedded in the operation of digital technologies.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • R
  • STS
  • ALP
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • ISS 212S
  • VMS 210S
Typically Offered