Introduction to Emerging Media Studies

COM EM 700

Drawing on scientific research and relevant news & industry examples this course will examine topics related to new media and communication technologies. The first portion of the course will explore key dimensions related to new communication technology. The latter portion will include deep dives into particular media technologies (ranging from smart phones and laptops to newer, emerging media formats such as social games, mobile virtual reality, and wearable sensors), each characterized to varying extents by these dimensions. Throughout the course we will explore relevant theoretical concepts and processes related to new media and communication technologies. Along the way we will identify patterns of media usage and, in turn, review the psychological effects and social consequences of that usage. Additionally, we will consider the larger context in which these technologies -- and the means for empirically studying their use and effects -- have developed.

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Cummings CAS 225 T 12:30 pm-3:15 pm WebReg Restricted
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FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Cummings COM 213 T 3:30 pm-6:15 pm WebReg Restricted
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