We often hear "the media" and "information" referred to as if they were singular entities with clear definitions, boundaries, roles and applications in the world. These terms, however, encompasses a diverse array of industries, technologies, networks, narratives and histories both distinct from one another and interconnected in often surprising ways. We are all consumers of information and media technologies, but how do we understand the relationship between media and information? What are their histories? How are they shaped by power and inequality, beauty and potential? This course will ask you to challenge preconceived assumptions about media, information, culture, society, and identity and develop an invaluable set of skills for engaging with them. It will be a challenging and engaging look into the roles that media and information technology play in our everyday interactions with a highly mediated and information-saturated world.
Media StudiesSocial Science
at the time of application
on the first day of session
Completion of one year of English.