COML 4281

COML 4281

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What happens when Greta Thunberg tears into the EU? Or Banksy interrupts Disney World? Or Black Lives Matters confronts the justice system? How can we help local communities use media to address their concerns? This course mixes seminar, studio, and field activities to explore community-engaged media through hands-on study of media activism, human centered design, and project-based learning. Students combine cultural analysis and media production to study how artists and activists engage audiences in direct action and civic engagement. We'll draw on fields of performance studies, human-computer interaction, and media theory to study how artists and activists use media to create social engagement. Working as critical design teams, we will work with local schools and community organizations on an on-going civic storytelling project.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, ALC-AS)

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one field studies. Combined with: ENGL 4705INFO 4940

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18294COML 4281  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • McKenzie, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18460COML 4281  FLD 801

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • McKenzie, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online