Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    
    Aug 01, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COMM 2450 - Communication and Technology

(crosslisted) INFO 2450  
(SBA-AG)      
Fall, Summer. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

D. Margolin, J. Matias, Staff.

Introduces students to the Communication and Information Technologies focus area of the communication department and the Human Systems track for information science. It examines several approaches to understanding technology and its role in human behavior and society. Topics include psychological aspects of computer-mediated communication; how design plays a role in the way we interface with technology and collaborate with each other; and the ways in which communication technology is situated inside social and institutional structures and cultural formations.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to evaluate (both existing and hypothetical) communication technologies using principles of user-centered design.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to anticipate consequences of communication technology (both existing and hypothetical) on individual behavior and personal well-being.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to anticipate consequences of communication technology (both existing and hypothetical) on collective behavior and effectiveness.



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