Thursday, August 2, 2007

Course Description

From the Keene State College course catalog about "A Blog of One's Own: Women and Authorship in the Digital Revolution:
This course examines the ways in which information technology is reshaping the relationship between reader, writer, and text, and the role of women’s voices in the digital revolution. Readings to illuminate the meeting place between politics and pop culture will include: Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, Klein and Burstein’s Blog! How the Newest Media Revolution is Changing Politics, Business and Culture, and Riverbend’s Baghdad Burning. A semester-long research project will challenge you to explore and respond to a chosen topic related to social computing as a means of empowerment for women and other marginalized groups. Participation in group discussions and contribution to online weblogs and podcasts will aid in your development as self-aware participants in public discourse. No advanced computer skills are necessary to enter the course.

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