* ANT 356 (SA) Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit
Technologies of Communication
Sample reading list:
Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey, The Great Indian Phone Book: How Cheap Mobile Phones Change
Dominic Boyer, Understanding Media: A Popular Philosophy
Saussure; Jakobson; Eco; Fiske; Shannon; Hymes, Excerpts
McLuhan; Turkle; Negroponte, Excerpts
Swinehart; Gilmore; Kottak; Standage; Abu-Lughod, Excerpts
Eisenlohr; Nardi; Rheingold and others, Excerpts
See instructor for complete list
Readings are about 75-100 pages a week. Weekly submissions to website (250 words each, 15%), two reading summaries (750 words each, 20%), midterm paper (6-8 pages, 15%), final multimedia project in lieu of exam (proposal 5%, project 20%, presentation 5%).
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 15%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 5%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 40%
Multimedia Student Project Required
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
This course will especially interest students in anthropology, history, and linguistics. There are no prerequisites or restrictions..
The final project will engage digital technologies as both objects of inquiry and mediums of presentation. Students can create a podcast, a video, a multimedia project, a website, or some combination. The project must substantively engage the theoretical materials from the course. The challenge is to be intellectually thorough in a format other than a term paper. Instructor will provide more information in class.
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