2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Aug 09, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CSAC 170 - Computer Mediated Communication

This course is intended to provide an introduction to those social functions and communities evolving from and developed around computer-aided technologies. Beginning with a definition of computer-mediated communication, students will progress through a meaningful discussion designed to plant them squarely as the focus of our study. How do THEY use these technologies and what is the effect on their lives? In addition to the standard foray of relevant readings and discussions, students will be asked to complete weekly assignments intended to submerge them in virtual spaces and online communities, as well as inter-student communication projects via portable devices, such as cell phones. Upon successful completion of the course, a student will have a better understanding of how technology affects the way they operate and communicate within their daily lives.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered periodically