AP/COMN4275 3.0 A: Power, Resistance and New Media
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Calendar Description / Prerequisite / Co-Requisite
What is the relationship between the changing forms of state and corporate power and civil society resistance associated with new media? The role of new media in protest movements (e.g., Occupy), transparency platforms (e.g., Wikipedia), and hactivism (e.g., Anonymous) is explored, along with how states and corporations limit communication rights and use new media to surveil and disrupt civil societies. Theories of networks, social movements, tactical and new media, and state formation will be addressed. Course credit exclusions: None. Open to: Fourth year students.
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No examinations or tests collectively worth more than 20% of the final grade in a course will be given during the final 14 calendar days of classes in a term. The exceptions to the rule are classes which regularly meet Friday evenings or on Saturday and/or Sunday at any time, and courses offered in the compressed summer terms.
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