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Computer Mediated Communication (COMM 218)

Term: 2015-2016 FALL

Schedule

Mon-Wed-Fri, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (8/24/2015 - 12/17/2015) Location: MAIN LIB SMC

Description

This introductory course will expolore how we communicate via technology. How has computer mediated communications affected interpersonal relationships? How has the Internet formed virtual communities that might not have become possible in the "real world"? How has language evolved because of the Internet? This class will introduce students to CMC theoretical perspectives as well as analyze problems and arguments that arise from CMC. We will survey different venues such as message boards, blogs, chat room, instant messaging, email, etc. Students will be introduced to scholarship in these areas to understand the importance of emerging new media. Fall