New Course: NWMEDIA 151AC

12 Apr, 2020

New Course: NWMEDIA 151AC

This fall, BCNM is offering a new course! NWMEDIA 151AC, Transforming Tech: Issues and Interventions in STEM and Silicon Valley, will join a selection of undergraduate-level courses.

In this course, we will study major tech industry controversies and heavily criticized tech products, policies, and effects, including technologies used at the U.S.-Mexico border, social media platforms’ spread of disinformation and fake news, racial bias in algorithms, and internet trolling and harassment. We will also examine tech companies’ long-running tendency to exclude women and non-Asian minorities, and how tech workers have occasionally come under fire for the industry’s harms. Students will be required to brainstorm and design their own interventions into the workings of the tech sector to make it more inclusive, equitable, and diverse.

Transforming Tech will count for the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Ethics requirement, and the Media Studies Requirement Group B: Specialization in a Medium.

Read more at our list of Fall 2020 courses!