Spring 2020 - IAT 206W D100
Media Across Cultures (3)
Class Number: 7889
Delivery Method: In Person
Introduces a discursive framework for media, design and cultural interfaces enabling students to interpret, negotiate, and engage with new media with an awareness of the significance of cultural and contextual difference. Assessment is based on written and project work. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.
This course introduces undergraduate SIAT students to foundational literature reflecting on interdisciplinary approaches to science, technology, and culture. It builds from theoretical and historical references in science and technology studies, media studies, and broader societal implications of technologies. The course will enable students to interpret and engage contemporary media, art, and design with an awareness of the significance of the cultural, political and social difference. The course will be a reading-writing intensive combination of lectures and workshops that will provide students with the opportunity to develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills as a foundation for future research in media and design practices.
Note: This is a writing-intensive course, which means that academic reading and writing will be foregrounded as part of the learning process.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
This course aims to help students to:
- Develop critical reading skills across media (text, films, design, art)
- Analyze and synthesize key theoretical and historical debates on interdisciplinary approaches to art, science, technology, and design.
- Apply these approaches to your writing practice.
- Group Activities 10%
- Individual Term Paper 45%
- Individual Mid Term 25%
- Individual Quizzes 20%
This is a draft version of the grading and assignment breakdown. A final version will be provided at the beginning of the course.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Highlighters, pens and pencils.
1. “Science, technology, and society: a sociological approach” by Wenda K. Bauchspies, Jennifer Croissant, and Sal Restivo. (Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub. 2006 )
2. "They say, I say" by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein (New York: Norton, 2017)
3. “Keywords for media studies,” edited by Laurie Ouellette and Jonathan Gray (New York: New York University Press 2017) Online Book Available through SFU Library
Bauchspies, Croissant, Restivo, Croissant, Jennifer, & Restivo, Sal P. (2006). Science, technology, and society : A sociological approach / Wenda K. Bauchspies, Jennifer Croissant, and Sal Restivo.
ISBN: 0631232095 978063123
“Keywords for media studies,” edited by Laurie Ouellette and Jonathan Gray. (New York: New York University Press 2017) Online Book Available through SFU Library
- "They say, I say" by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein (New York: Norton, 2017)
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