Summer 2012 MCDM Digital Democracy Course
COM 597 D: Digital Democracy (5 credits)
6/23, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/11
This course examines how open, distributed, decentralized digital networks are affecting the dynamics of power in politics and society in the United States. This seminar focuses on the November 2012 presidential election and Washington statewide campaigns (initiatives, gubernatorial) as well as recent digital issue campaigns (such as StopKONY). Readings draw from political science, sociology and communication. Coursework includes writing for ElectionEye, the UW/Seattle Times collaboration, and FactCheckWa.org, a project of this class in 2008 and 2010.
Course website: http://uwdigidem.wordpress.com/
Registration and payment are processed through UW Professional & Continuing Education, and students must have permission. If interested in registering, students should contact Heather Werckle at mcdm.
Heather N. Werckle
Graduate Program Advisor
Department of Communication
University of Washington
Box 353740 | 235 Communications
Seattle, WA 98195-3740