Spring 2022 - CMNS 253W C100
Introduction to Information Technology: The New Media (3)
Class Number: 3210
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Prerequisites:Nine CMNS units with a minimum grade of C-.
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, 4th edition
Centre for Online and Distance Education Notes:
All courses are delivered through Canvas. Students will have access starting the first day of classes.
Required Readings are the responsibility of the student to purchase. Textbooks are available for purchase online through the SFU Bookstore's website.
All courses have an Additional Course Fee of $40.This fee is not associated primarily with physical materials. This also supports developing tools and rich web resources embedded throughout the activities, assignments and videos.
If your course has an exam, further details may be available in Canvas
NOTE : Starting in Spring 2022, exams may be held in-person, at the Burnaby campus.
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NOTE: This course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change. Please check your course details in Canvas.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022
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