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Description

This undergraduate seminar addresses recent innovations in computer-mediated communication (CMC), providing students with the following: In the process, students not only investigate recent innovations in communication technology but develop proficiency with the literature, history, major theories, and important practices of CMC. The objective of the course is to cultivate informed, critical citizens and decision makers, who are confident dealing with both current and future technologies.

Who Where When

Location: DuSable Hall 218
Time: MW 2:00-3:15pm
Instructor: Dr. David J. Gunkel
Department: Communication
Office: Reavis 112
Office Hours: MW 1:00-2:00, W 5:00-6:00 & by appointment
Phone: 773.775.2792
Email: dgunkel@niu.edu

Texts & Resources


Computers Are Your Future Of Remixology
Cathy LaBerta. Computers Are Your Future (Complete), 12th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2011. ISBN: 9780132544948
David J. Gunkel. Of Remixology: Ethics and Aesthetics After Remix. The MIT Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780262033930

These two texts are required and must be procured by all students enrolled in the course. In addition to these traditional print materials, we will employ a number of on-line texts. These materials are indicated on the course calendar and are required reading.

Objectives

Students will learn and become proficient with the following: