New Media as a Tool for Social and Political Change

AMST 1900H

Professor Adrienne Keene


Course Description: This course will take a critical, theoretical, and practical approach to the examination of new media as a tool for challenging inequality and working toward goals of social justice. In addition to foundational readings on power, media, social change, network theories, and others, we will also have hands on opportunities to work in mediums such as blogging, video production, podcasting, and more, utilizing the resources available at Brown. The goal is for students to leave the course with an understanding of the cultural, political, and personal possibilities and limitations of social and new media in the realms of advocacy and social justice.