Course description

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.

Winter 2023: Online course

Section ID:INFO 2450 001-LEC
Number:1082
Session:3-week Winter session
Class dates:January 3-20, 2023
Final exam/project due:Friday January 20, 11:59 PM (see Final exams)
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Mode of instruction:Asynchronous distance learning
Credit:3
Grade:Graded
Instructor:Wang, X. (xw233)
Yu, C. (cy395)
Max. enroll:8
Related:Cross-listed with COMM 2450 001-LEC
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