bscom330 | undergraduate

Computer Mediated Communication

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This course introduces students to the study of computer mediated communication and how it changes, shapes, and develops community through the use of diverse technological and social tools. Topics will include the history of computer-mediated communication, and how these technologies are leveraged in daily life. Students will develop their knowledge of computer mediated communication through immersive experiences of online and networked spaces and communities. Practical application of technology is used to complete communication projects to gain experience and depth of knowledge regarding how technology affects human communication.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    The Future of Computer Mediated Communication

    • Evaluate the evolution, current impact, and future possibilities of computer mediated communication
    • Explain the role of privacy in computer mediated communication.
    • Identify avenues where CMC could make a difference—socially, medically, educationally, politically, and otherwise.
    • Theorize about the positive and negative directions computer mediated communication could take in society.

    Computer Mediated Communication and Societal Change

    • Recognize the relationship between demographics with computer mediated communication.
    • Explain how corporations utilize computer mediated communication to achieve their goals.
    • Describe how human communication has adjusted to the integration of computer mediated communication into everyday life.

    Computer Mediated Mass Media & Modes of Communication

    • Express the pros and cons of computer mediated communication for information exchange.
    • Analyze how convergence within the mass media has affected the use of computer meditated technology.
    • Analyze the impact of computer mediated communication on society.

    Online Communities, Identities, & Relationships

    • Describe the dynamics of communication in selected modes of online communication.
    • Distinguish between methods of online communication.
    • Describe aspects of behavior common in social and online communication.

    Computer Mediated Communication

    • Explain how computer mediated communication works within networked society.
    • Identify pivotal moments in computer mediated communication history.
    • Define computer mediated communication.
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