Spring 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Parry, David
Discipline and Number
EMAC 4372 Section 001
MW Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Course Title
Topics in Emerging Media and Communication

Description of Course:

Civic Media

One of the affordances of the Internet is the degree to which communications technologies once controlled by a select few have now become embedded in the population as a whole. While the democratizing potential of the Internet has perhaps been overstated, the "many-to-many" communications enabled by the digital network certainly realigns power, empowering citizens and communities in new ways. This class will both look to examine this phenomena and participate in it. That is initially we will look at this history and theory that informs this transition. From there we will look at examining both effective and not so effective efforts to use the digital network. Finally, we will use this knowledge to develop some of our own projects.

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