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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog
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SOC 275 - Screen Time: Technology in TV and Film


This course uses a sociological lens to examine how technology is portrayed in TV and film. What technology myths are created and maintained through visual media? How do visual representations of technology overlap with patterns of inequality perpetuated by those technologies? Topics will include portrayals of technology in the workplace, technofuturism and utopias, and an expanding role of artificial intelligence in social life. Key texts include The Social Network (2010), Wall-E (2008), Ex Machina (2014), Metropolis (1927), Black Mirror (2011-present), and more. Prerequisite: any social science PEQ or permission of instructor. Course Code: BR.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: any social science PEQ or permission of instructor. Course Code: BR. Term cycle: fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

Credits: 3



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