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CMST 230
Digital Communications


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

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Lecture Hours:50


Description
Discusses how new digital tools help ordinary people share their own identities in compelling and emotionally engaging forms. Critical look at the digital landscape mediating how we communicate with one another including the effects of social networking and 24/7/365 online existences and the personal and societal impacts of this new paradigm. Students will both design and build an online identity and narrate their process throughout the quarter, utilizing and comparing different platforms of digital communication. They will openly interact with one another and the world beyond as a necessary part of the course. Prerequisite: ENGL 087. Recommended: Basic level of comfort with computers and the Internet. This course does not meet the [C] Communications requirement distribution area.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Develop skills in using technology as a tool for networking, sharing, narrating, and creative self-expression.
  • Frame a digital identity wherin the learner becomes both a practitioner in and interrogator of various new modes of networking.
  • Critically examine the digital landscape of communication technologies as emergent forms of self expression of identity.
  • Critically examine the historical impact of the networked society.

  • Course Topics
  • Gardner Campbell's a Personal Cyberinfrastructure
  • Historical and societal impacts of digital communication
  • Communicating through digital design
  • Communicating through digital technologies
  • Fan Fiction/Digital storytelling/Mashups

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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
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    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.