Course Description

FIMS 9330B-001 (Winter 2021)   Special Topic: Culture, Technology, Information

Instructor: T. Streeter

Course Description
Culture, technology, and information are intertwined. To understand today’s politics, globalized industries, or habits of the heart, one needs to look at both the capacities and restraints of technological systems and the inherited patterns of thought and action, the “whole ways of life,” that condition interpretation, meaning creation, and social power. This course explores a variety of scholarly traditions that address the intertwining, from cultural studies to book history to post-structuralism. Students will be given the opportunity to apply some of the theories and methods of those traditions to research projects on topics relevant to the student’s primary areas of interest. 

0.5 course