Fall 2019 - CMNS 253W C100
Introduction to Information Technology: The New Media (3)
Class Number: 3355
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 4, 2019
11:55 PM – 11:55 PM
TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby
Prerequisites:CMNS 110 or 130.
An introduction to new communication/information technologies, seen as new media of communication: the technologies, their uses, and the social issues arising from them. Students with credit for CMNS 253 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.
An introduction to the study of technology and society using new media as its focus. A number of approaches (theories and methods) to the study of new media and information technology will be introduced, along with an examination of the social, cultural, and economic implications of new media in our information-intensive, network-driven and social software-enhanced 21st century. Students will engage in activities designed to enhance their ability and understanding of important skills (“literacies”) in collaborative media.
- Weekly Discussions 20%
- Assignments 50%
- Take-Home Midterm exam (set time) 15%
- Take-Home Final Exam (set time) 15%
The take-home exams have a set time frame (24 hours from the time the exam opens with only 1 attempt). Please refer to Canvas for date and time.
NEW MEDIA An Introduction, 3rd Canadian edition (2018)
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