Curriculum

Disinformation Studies Curriculum

The Disinformation Studies curriculum will feature an assortment of introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses, as well as a capstone course and colloquium. Disinformation Studies courses will begin to be offered in the fall 2022 semester with Introduction to Disinformation Studies, after which the curriculum will be diversified with both new courses and cross-listed existing ones. Familiarize yourself with some of the planned courses below.

 

Course List

Introduction to Disinformation Studies

Introduction to Disinformation Studies

Introductory

This interdisciplinary introductory course will engage students with a history of information warfare, with special emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries. The course will explore how both arts and sciences have been coopted in disinformation efforts in recent decades and will introduce students to the technologies, mechanisms, strategies, policies, and effects of modern information warfare. Students will perform formal analyses of multimedia texts, gain familiarity with multiple formal styles (in literature, still art, and film), and produce a variety of works, including a versatile final project, designed to demonstrate their new competencies. Students will also have the option to gain hands-on experience collaborating with one of our external partners in government, civil society, or the private sector, working on a project designed to counter the harmful effects of disinformation spread.