Academics
Summer 2019

Summer 2019

This summer, learn how to critically analyze and help shape developments in new media. Digital media profoundly shape our lives: social media, apps, software and networked devices have transformed almost every area of work and play. The Berkeley Center for New Media Summer Certificate provides students with skills and knowledge that are essential for a career in tech, media, and related fields. This summer, think critically about how digital media impact our culture, from how media relate to the representation of race, gender, and identity, to how new technologies impact democracy worldwide.

NWMEDIA R1B 4 units

Mediating Blackness in African American Children’s Literature

Summer Session A | MWF 9AM — 12:30 PM | 109 Dwinelle Hall
Lashon Daley

Students will develop critical reading and writing skills while analyzing African American children’s literature, exploring how text and illustrations are used to enact race and gender.

NWMEDIA 90-001, 4 units

blk + womxn + cyborg: Black Feminist Ethics and the Digital

Summer Session A | MTWR 10 AM — 12:30 PM | 263 Dwinelle Hall
Malika Imhotep

Through literary and popular representations of the black woman as cyborg ranging from Octavia Butler’s Dawn to Lil Kim’s “How Many Licks?” to Westworld’s Maeve, this class considers the relationship between the black female body and technology as a window into a broader conversation about feminism, race, and the digital age.

NWMEDIA 190-001, 4 units

Technology and democracy

Summer Session A | MTWR 12PM — 3 PM | 262 Dwinelle Hall
Abhijeet Paul

This course examines the relationship of technology and democracy through specific international examples, including artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, and ecocinema.