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.

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Course details:

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

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    Computer Mediated Communication and Societal Change

    • Explain how corporations use computer mediated communication to achieve their goals.
    • Recognize the relationship between demographics with computer mediated communication.
    • Explain how media networks make society more vulnerable.
    • Describe the risks associated to media networks for individuals and the society.

    The Future of Computer Mediated Communication

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

    Computer Mediated Communication

    • Define computer mediated communication.
    • Identify pivotal moments in computer mediated communication history.
    • Explain how computer mediated communication works within networked society.
    • Define the characteristics and communication capacities of the new media.

    Online Communities, Identities, and Relationships

    • Distinguish between methods of online communication.
    • Describe the psychological effects on society of the new media use.
    • Describe the dynamics of communication in selected modes of online communication.
    • Identify technical trends related to communication.

    Computer Mediated Mass Media and Modes of Communication

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