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Mediated Interpersonal Communication

General

Prefix

CMST

Course Number

322

Course Level

Undergraduate

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Liberal Arts

Description

How new communication technologies, such as social media, affect human communication processes and outcomes in personal, social, and professional relationships.

Credits

Min

3

Max

3

Repeatable

No

Goals and Diversity

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Describe the ways in which new communication technologies affect our personal, social, and professional communication practices and outcomes.

Outcome

Evaluate how new communication technologies influence the way we build relationships with others.

Outcome

Analyze one's own and others' use of new communication technology using relevant theory and research findings.

Outcome

Evaluate major theoretical approaches to the study of new communication technologies.

Course Outline

Course Outline

History of new communication technologies. 10% Theories of mediated communication. 20% Mediated communication and social and personal relationships. 10% Self-presentation, identity, and impression management. 10% Trust, reputation, and disinhibition in mediated contexts. 10% Ethical issues, privacy, and information control. 10% Social media. 15% Virtual communities and online support groups. 15%

Dependencies

Programs

CMST322 is a completion requirement for: