Composing Identities (MALS626-013)
- Instructor: Meg McGuire
- Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.
- Newark Campus
we are and where we come from impacts all facets of our lives from our
families to our professions to our social media presence. This course
considers how culture and language shape our racial, ethnic, gender,
sexual, and socioeconomic identities and how we represent them online.
We will spend the semester considering how we "write" ourselves and our
communities and how we are "written" by technologies and media around
us. We will investigate the use of visual, audio, and cultural
conventions within certain technological communities (Facebook,
LinkedIn, Match) in creating individual and group identities. We will
also discuss the importance of identification through association (with
one another, with media, with brands, etc.) and how this necessitates
critical awareness of the technologies we use.
Click here for a draft syllabus: MALS620 Composing Identity.pdf