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COMM 2262 Online Communication and Global Society (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course offers a critical look at the history of the Internet and the ways in which online communication technologies are shaping our world. Merging conceptual approaches from the disciplines of cultural studies, globalization theory and international relations, the class will consider the role that new media is playing in shaping the art, entertainment, politics and economics of the new century. Case studies will include close looks at websites such Twitter, Facebook, World of Warcraft, Match.com and Alibaba.com, as well as considerations of social movements such as Occupy Wall St. and the the Arab Spring.


Instructor(s): Matt Sienkiewicz

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Satisfies one of three elective courses required within the Communication major


Last Updated: 12-May-16