Fall 2020 - CMNS 253W C200
Introduction to Information Technology: The New Media (3)
Class Number: 7760
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 9, 2020
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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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020
Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (email@example.com or 778-782-3112).