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SOC 275 Technology in Everyday Life • 5 Cr.


What is the role technology plays in society and in your life? Dig deeply into the social realm of technology. Investigate how identities are created, re-created, and challenged through mediated technologies. Topics may include network societies, hyper-realities, the digital divide, and the global and social histories of technology.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Examine technology and media from a sociological and cultural studies perspective;
  • Demonstrate a sociological understanding of mediated technologies;
  • Describe the history and development of mediated technologies;
  • Explain how technologies both create and perpetuate inequalities between peoples;
  • Discuss the history of the field of Technology and Media Studies; and
  • Analyze the impact of Mediated Technologies on our private and public lives.

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