Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1
and either American Studies 1 or 5. The history and analysis of
the relationships between human bodies and technologies in modern
society. Dominant and eccentric examples of how human bodies and
technologies influence one another and reveal underlying cultural
assumptions. (Same course as American Studies 158.) GE credit:
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Relationships
between subcultural groups and media technologies. Media as the
cohesive and persuasive force of subcultural activities.
List-servs, websites, free radio, fan ‘zines, and hip-hop
culture. GE credit: ACGH, VL. Effective: 2012
Lecture—3 hours; extensive writing or discussion—1 hour.
Historical, aesthetic and critical approaches to how information
technologies produced ghost effects or a sense of terror in
response to new media like the photograph, gramophone, film,
typewriter, computer, Turing Machine. Focus on technological
media transforms sense perception. Offered in alternate years.
(Same course as Science and Technology Studies 160.) GE credit:
ArtHum or SocSci | ACGH, AH or SS, VL, WE.—Ravetto-Biagioli
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3
hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of
Instructor. Lecture and intensive workshop teaching
small-scale film production. Appointments as a(n) director,
director of photography, actor, writer, lighting designer, sound
designer and other critical positions are used to produce and
submit a short film to a film festival. May be repeated up
to 2 time(s). (Same course as DRA 175.) Effective:
2012 Fall Quarter.
Lecture/discussion—3 hours; project. Introduction to basic
research methods for Technocultural Studies: electronic and
archived images, sounds and data, satellite downlinking,
radiowave scanning, and oral histories. GE credit: VL, WE.—Drew
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3
hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HUM 001. German Weimar
(1919-1933) cinema. Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau, and G.W. Pabst among
others. Influence on world-wide (esp. Hollywood) film genres such
as film noir, horror, science fiction, and melodrama. Not
open for credit to students who have taken HUM 176.GE
credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective:
2012 Fall Quarter.