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COMM 11SC: America in One Room: Deliberating the Issues that Divide Us

American democracy is increasingly polarized and dysfunctional. Levels of public trust in the Congress and politicians are at virtually all-time lows, and so is the ability of members of different parties to work together in Washington, D.C., and in many state capitols, to find solutions to our major public policy problems. Much is written about the growing polarization of American society, yet public opinion polling suggests that the public is not as bitterly divided as the political class. [This is a SOPHOMORE COLLEGE course. Visit soco.stanford.edu for full details.]
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

COMM 100S: Introduction to Digital Labor

Digital technologies have had a profound influence on our economy, the ways we communicate, and the ways in which we work. This course will provide a lens through which to understand digital labor and digital work today. We will explore the ideological and cultural values of Silicon Valley and their role in shaping the new business models of the Internet Age (such as crowdsourcing, the sharing economy, and humans-as-a-service). We will examine the past, present, and future of mechanisms of workplace control (from clocks to algorithmic management) and the implications of the digital turn on spatial and material dimensions of labor. Finally, we will turn our attention toward possible futures of work, given the increasing presence of automation and artificial intelligence in the workplace. By engaging with social scientific analyses and popular media, students will leave the course with a greater appreciation of worker perspectives and challenges in the digital era.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Ali, S. (PI)

COMM 102S: Technology and Inequality

This course will provide an introduction to information inequalities arising in the digital era. By working through various literature in media such as media economics and digital divide, we will explore how content personalization via the algorithms could reproduce or amplify long-standing inequalities in race, class, and gender. This course also functions as an introduction to entry-level data science whereby you develop basic programming skills (Python) and apply them to your group project. By the end of the course, you will have developed skills to think critically of technology¿s impact on our democracy and to present evidence-based analysis of your research interests. No prior programming experience is necessary to take this class.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Lee, J. (PI)

COMM 121S: Audience 2.0: Changing Practices and Experiences of Audiencing in the Digital Age

This is an introductory media/cultural studies course that looks at the changing contours of audiencehood in the digital age. Although the term ¿audience¿ seems outmoded in the era of social media, instead of abandoning the term altogether, this course is aimed to expand its definitional boundary and infuse it with new meanings. Starting with a brief historical survey of major theoretical and methodological approaches to studying audiences of popular media and journalism, this course mainly concentrates on approaches associated with cultural studies traditions and their applications to understanding media-audience relationships. The course situates audiencehood in a global and transnational context.nnnTopics will include active audience and their roles in mass media age and digital era; debates about audience¿s power and resistance; fandom and participatory culture; the multifaceted roles of audiences (e.g. fans, activists, ¿produsers¿, laborers etc.); consumerism and commodification; alternative and minority media; emerging journalism practices and corresponding visions of audiences in the digital age; meanings of participation; journalism, affects/emotions and networked publics; the ideal of conversation and filter bubble debates etc.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Zou, S. (PI)

COMM 195: Honors Thesis

Qualifies students to conduct communication research. Student must apply for department honors thesis program during Spring Quarter of junior year.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

COMM 199: Individual Work

For students with high academic standing. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

COMM 290: Media Studies M.A. Project

Individual research for coterminal Media Studies students.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

COMM 299: Individual Work

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-4 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

COMM 380: Curriculum Practical Training

Practical experience in the communication industries. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Meets requirements for Curricular Practical Training for students on F-1 visas. (Staff)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

COMM 397: Minor Research Project

Individual research for Ph.D. candidates. Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-6 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
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