Anthropology of Media
Prof: Amir Shiva / Spring 2021
Mar 5, 2022
Very interesting reading materials and videos. I actually was looking forward to reading the assigned readings. T
The pre recorded lectures helped understand complex concepts. Very useful for me because I didn't have a background in anthropology.
Amir is most understanding and does everything to make the course accessible.
Use the concepts in the readings when doing the group activities.
Prof: Amir Shiva / Winter 2020
Mar 15, 2021
The course material (readings and videos) are the most interesting I have ever been assigned at ubc. Assignments were not returned super quick.
Take the course if you like a new perspective on social media, old media, new media.
The content is extremely fun and interesting. So much effort is put in the course content. Readings may be difficult, if you don't have a background in anthropology. But lectures help clarify readings and concepts. Each class builds on the previous classes, progressing and revisiting topics. Amir is genuinely kind and wants to help students. He's definitely a special instructor.
Take group projects and active learning activities seriously. If your team members are not responsive let Amir or Chris know.
Amir shows a great deal of passion for content and student learning. The course content was put together in a way that almost everything is connected, or you can see the links between readings and media. He's very knowledgeable in the area and approachable if you need assistance.
The final was very difficult in comparison to the midterm, so in preparation of the final and the group project think about how the themes of the readings are all linked. Applying and demonstrating that you understand the concepts will be better than reiterating what authors have said in the readings.
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