Oct 24, 2019  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20
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MDIA 3175 - Gossip, Espionage, Hackers, and Outlaw Memes

Discusses backchannels of information flow to discuss the ways in which cultures refresh themselves with previously marginalized ideas. Deals also with the impact of technologies on this dynamic.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • To become familiar with theoretical perspectives on the role of secret, suppressed, and disruptive information.
  • To understand cultural dynamics of the information age.
  • To understand how language itself may be the result of secretive communication.
  • To understand how previously despised ideas can reappear in social mainstreams.
  • To understand the historical aspects of espionage both political and industrial.

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