May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 379 - Anthropology of Digital Cultures

Upper Division

ANTH 101  or ANTH 105  or ANTH 107 ; Minimum grade C-. 

This course focuses on understanding digital cultures through the lens of contemporary anthropology. Students will become proficient with digital cultures and environments through both theoretical investigation and ethnographic immersion into virtual worlds, cyber-culture, online gaming, and other forms of digitally mediated social networks. Students will engage in fieldwork that examines emerging virtual worlds, migratory practices, and developing markets. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the necessary analytical tools, based on anthropological theory and methodology, to explore, describe, and define digital cultures and virtual communities.


Additional Notes
Previous course number: ANTH 115

Course credits: 4

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