Nov 27, 2022  
2022-23 Western Washington University Catalog 
    
2022-23 Western Washington University Catalog
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HUMA 325 - Surveillance, Voyeurism and the Culture of Suspicion


This course will trace the concept of surveillance and its connection to voyeurism as the primordial desire to see from the 18th century to the present. Through careful reading of primary and secondary sources of literature, sociology, philosophy, history, journalism, and film studies and analysis of visual material, this course will examine the paradox within the concept of surveillance which can be understood as a means to implement security and insure peace as well as constitute a threat to private and civic rights and freedoms. Formally, the course will alternate between the analysis of visual material and printed material. Class time is divided into lecture, organized class discussion and student presentations.

Prerequisites & Notes: Junior or senior status; or instructor permission.
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter
GUR Attributes: HUM



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