Virtual Borders is a themed 1102 composition course centered on reading and writing about the  impact of new media technologies and how digital representations engage public perceptions of  global politics, governments, and cultures.

        In this course, students will acquire a sense of appreciation for the nature of global issues and the cultural impact of new advanced technologies on modes of communication among nations, societies and communities.  

Internationally there is a growing phenomenon of ‘converging cultures’ as a product of globalization and its dependence on global media technology for communication. While many people view globalized media technology as a “converging technology for converging people”[1];  
for many others the lack of access to advanced technology has created virtual borders and a cultural divide. This in turn raises critical questions about how digital media technologies engage global politics, economies and cultures.

In order to prepare students to be culturally sensitive professionals, coursework focuses on reading and writing about representations of human rights, terrorism, economics, politics and education, and their roles as transformational agents in both governmental institutions and communities.

 Below you will find a digital facsimile of the first page of our syllabus with my contact information and office location. For the detailed schedule, check the Module pages.

[1] Luksch, Manu. Streaming Media: Virtual Borders or Digital Divide?     

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