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RTA 521

#Activism: Media for Social Change

This course will focus on the intersection of media technologies with activist movements, as well as specific forms of participatory culture that have transpired since the advent of social media. Moving from the 20th to the 21st century, we will examine such moments as: the 'fax revolution' in the Philippines, uses of community cable TV by artists/ activists in Canada, the role of Facebook and streaming video in international protest movements, WikiLeaks, hacktivism, and the re-configuring of social media like Twitter, blogging, YouTube etc. for activist use.
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1

Prerequisites

None

Antirequisites

None

Co-Requisites

None

Custom Requisites

None

Mentioned in the Following Calendar Pages

Media