CORE 155C - Internet
Examines the internet as a site of disparate cultures from multiple disciplines including: computing, history, psychology, and sociology. Students are introduced to the technological infrastructure of the internet and the historical context in which it was developed. Drawing on theory, this course explores the internet as a place for communities to form, individual self-presentation, social interactions online and off, as well as power and inequality. Topics may include: digital divide, echo chambers, trolling, cyberbullying, etc. Ultimately, the internet provides a context to study the concept of community and the ways in which shared identities are constructed and negotiated.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Junior, Senior
Area of Inquiry: None
Liberal Arts CORE: Communities & Identities
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