PMA 1163

PMA 1163

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

What is the relationship between technology and power? If technology is political, how can we decode its meanings? This course invites students to examine how race, gender, class and technologies shape and reshape one another. We will think technology broadly - as race and sexuality - and concretely - as machinery, cables, code, and medicine. Students will gain an understanding of the intimate relationships between media, technology, ideology, and political economy through close readings of, and creative, analytical writings on, the many tools that we interact with daily. We will read work from Black feminism, queer theory, materialism, technology and media studies. Authors may include Angela Davis, Gayle Rubin, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Ruha Benjamin, and Frantz Fanon.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19622 PMA 1163   SEM 101

    • TR Thurston Hall 202
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Pihl Sorensen, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at