Sep 30, 2022  
Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ANTH 241 - Digital Worlds: Anthropology of the Internet

FC SSCI CD
4 credits
The ubiquity of computer networks and digital technologies has transformed the way that human beings interact. In this class, we will survey the various ways in which Anthropologists have studied human behavior on the internet using ethnographic and qualitative research methods. We will survey a variety of topics ranging from the “everyday life” of the internet (virality, gaming, dating, and commerce) to more contentious matters (misinformation, security, privacy, and addiction). We will also study the ways in which Anthropology and Qualitative Methods are used in “tech,” such as in the areas of UX Research and Trust and Safety Policy.
This course is appropriate for new students.



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