UT Dallas 2020 Undergraduate Catalog

ATCM4322 - Disability, Technology, and Media

ATCM 4322 Disability, Technology, and Media (3 semester credit hours) This course provides a critical understanding of disability in relation to technology and media. Students will investigate how social constructions of ability and disability influence technology development and media representations; the relationship between the attention economy and representations of bodies, illness, health, and minds; the role of media and technology in constructing norms; and visual rhetorics of the abnormal. Prerequisite: ATCM 3321 or instructor consent required. (3-0) T