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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

WGSS 67.03 Sex, Violence and the Internet

Lauded as an extraordinary and unprecedented international free speech forum, the Internet, with its protection of anonymity, lack of systematic oversight, and instantaneous global reach, can be a powerful tool for positive social change. At the same time, increasing incidents of hate crimes in cyberspace serve to harass, intimidate, threaten, and silence those in already marginalized groups and activists fighting for social justice. This course will explore questions such as: How is Internet speech (including images, videos, and music) structured by racial, sexual, gendered, national, global, and colonial inequalities in different contexts? How do new media technologies and social networking sites change the possibilities for community organizing, public protests, social movements, access to censored material, and coalition building? How, if at all, should the Internet be regulated in order to promote free speech values? What are these values? Are they universal or do they differ depending on time, place, and culture?

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:TMV; WCult:CI

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.


Not offered in the period 17F to 18S