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COMM 2272 New Media and Society (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course surveys and explores new media and interactive communication technologies from a historical and critical perspective. Course content includes theories that explain contemporary social and economic formations influencing the emergence of the Internet and digital applications, including: convergence of user communities, film and television and mediated communication, post-human approaches, computer games, virtual reality, robotics, social media, militarization, business concerns and public policy debates. The course offers students the opportunity to analyze and reflect on research about the impact of media, especially the implications of digital innovations for society.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

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


Last Updated: 11-Aug-15