12:00 PM to 02:15 PM MTWR
Innovation Hall 209
Section Information for Summer 2013
This course considers the cultural and social significance of the cellular phone. Beginning with a historical look at some of the technological predecessors to the cellular phone, we will explore issues such as the nature of talk and mediated conversation, the use of cell phones in social movements, cell phones as markers of identity and style, and the use of cell phones in schools, prisons, and the military. Many of the course assignments are completed using cell phones, including photo essays, digital videos, texting during class, and organizing a flash mob.
Satisfies the English BA requirement for the concentration in film and media studies..