Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    Aug 16, 2022  
Courses of Study 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COMM 4450 - Computer-Mediated Communication

(crosslisted) INFO 4450  
Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: COMM 2450 /INFO 2450  or permission of instructor. Co-meets with COMM 6450 /INFO 5450 /INFO 6450 .

S. Fussell.

Focuses on reading and evaluating the theories and research methodologies used to investigate communication via computer systems. Assignments include student collaborations using electronic conferencing and other advanced communication technologies, as well as reflections on and evaluations of these collaborations in light of current theories and research findings. Topics include virtual teams, videoconferencing, and others as they emerge.

Outcome 1: Students will gain a theoretical understanding of the field of CMC and become familiar with both common and novel CMC tools,though readings and in depth class discussion of key articles in the field.

Outcome 2: Students will gain an understanding of how CMC researchers conduct their research, though a series of mini projects that require them to examine CMC phenomena and write short reports on them.

Outcome 3: Students will gain an in depth understanding of a selected area of CMC, through their team project and class presentation.

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