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MS148A PO - Topics in Media Theory: Surveillance and the Media: Observation, Power, and Control

When Offered: Last offered spring 2018.
Instructor(s): M. Andrejevic
Credit: 1

This course considers the social and cultural implications of increasingly pervasive and comprehensive forms of surveillance (visual, auditory, data) enabled by emerging digital media. It situates contemporary examples of the mediated forms of surveillance and monitoring in historical and theoretical perspective, drawing on critical theories of the relationship between surveillance, observation, power and control. The course will explore a range of ways of thinking about the roles of observer and observed as well as the relationship between media technologies and techniques of observation. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: MS 049 PO , MS 050 PO  or MS 051 PO , or 5C equivalents.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
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