This course will present an overview of developing a counter-oppressive popular media and technology framework that includes films, TV shows, comic books, video games, music, weblogs, streaming services, social network platforms, and other forms of infotainment. It will also foster discussion about the ways in which different forms of media are utilized both to reify and counter stereotyping, hegemony, discrimination, technology framework to disseminate content that works to counter oppression(s).
Course format and evaluation: seminar intensive, with final presentation and paper or media project that employs this media and intended audience: all degree programs.
Relates to Thresholds: Witness & Work, Educating for Wholeness & Liberation, Thea/ology in Culture & Context. Relates to MFC: Social Justice in the Public Square, Leads the Faith into the Future.
Prerequisite: ECO Core Intensive (RSFT 1017)