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THE WEB IN SOCIAL CONTEXTS: RACE GENDER, AND AFFLUENCE
 

Subject: ENG

Course Number : 1320

Course Title:  The Web In Social Contexts: Race Gender, and Affluence

Course Description:

This course seeks a focused understanding of the Web’s ability to liberate some while it restrains others in terms of rhetoric, agency, and voice. By examining topics such as the digital divide; composing race, gender, and sexuality online; the Web as a social practice; and e-Rhetorics of resistance (i.e., online countercultural communities), this course queries the rhetorical nature of digital spaces as well as the attendant concerns of literacy, agency, and power.

Credit Hours: 3 cr

GE: Cultures       Non-Western  /Global 

Prerequisite: 

Course Level: upper level