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Communication and Information 189
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 School of Communication and Information Course Listing Communication and Information 189  

Communication and Information 189
04:189:101 Introduction to Communication and Information Processes (3) Theory and practice in communication studies with emphasis on receiving, processing, and transmitting information. Particular attention to interpersonal, organizational, and intercultural contexts.
04:189:102 Introduction to Media (3) Historical development of mass media institutions and the role of media in society. Particular attention to news, government regulation, effects, economics, emerging technologies, and audience dynamics.
04:189:103 Information Technology and Informatics (3) An overview of the key theoretical and professional themes. Theoretical emphasis is placed on social informatics; human-computer interaction; management of information technology; the relationship between technology, race, and gender; and information intelligence. Practical emphasis is placed on the effective and ethical use of information technologies including the World Wide Web in organizations, and on the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills appropriate for the workplace. This course provides an understanding of the concepts, culture, and underpinnings of the professions that encompass information technology and informatics in society today. This course fulfills the SAS Permanent Core Curriculum learning goal I.c.: 21st-century challenge: analyze the relationship that science and technology have to a contemporary social issue.
04:189:151 Virtual Team Dynamics (3) Students learn to navigate workplace situations where professional achievement requires well-developed communication understanding and skill, and the ability to apply these competencies to online and virtual interaction. The course focuses on online communication settings where interpersonal and group dynamics, knowledge and information dissemination, and negotiation and conflict resolution are vital. This course counts toward the digital communication, information, and media minor.
04:189:152 The Structure of Information (3) Through the lens of different media such as newspaper articles, blogs, Wikipedia entries, social media posts, and news programs, students examine and judge the quality of information presented, analyze the economic and cultural factors that affect the availability and reliability of electronic information, and compare and contrast with other sources. After this exploration of information searching and evaluation, the class will address how information is organized and attributed. This course counts toward the digital communication, information, and media minor. SAS Core Learning Goal met by this course: ITR-z: Students will be able to analyze and critically assess information from traditional and emergent technologies.
04:189:196 School of Communication and Information Learning Community I (1.5)

Explores School of Communication and Information learning community themes through readings, weekly discussions, lectures, and interactions with faculty and visiting scholars. Students will develop and present research and/or action projects. Enrollment is limited to, and required of, participants in school learning communities. 04:189:196 is a fall class with enrollment by special permission only. Students participating in different learning communities will register for particular sections of the class.

04:189:197 School of Communication and Information Learning Community II (1.5)

Explores School of Communication and Information learning community themes through readings, weekly discussions, lectures, and interactions with faculty and visiting scholars. Students will develop and present research and/or action projects. Enrollment is limited to, and required of, participants in school learning communities. 04:189:197 is a spring class with enrollment by special permission only. Students participating in different learning communities will register for particular sections of the class.

04:189:215 Social Responsibility and Community Wellness (3) Examines intellectual, practical, and relational challenges faced in efforts to alleviate social disparities and risks to the quality of life that result from social choices and actions through required cross-disciplinary lectures and readings, service learning, and online peer collaborative learning.
04:189:251 Strategic Presentation Methods in Digital Media (3) This course examines theories and techniques for analyzing, producing, and disseminating messages. Students will learn how to use web-based and multimedia presentation tools to connect with a variety of audiences and convey a desired message. Each student will craft a message to support some social change by developing and shaping the message into compelling digital media presentations in a range of formats.
This course counts toward the digital communication, information, and media minor.
04:189:351 Leadership in Digital Contexts (3) Students will use scenarios, simulations, and game-playing as individuals, in small groups, and as a class to employ creativity and innovation in problem solving, weigh risk, perform leadership and management roles with peers, and grapple with the consequences of making and implementing decisions in digital environments. Students will learn how to assess and select among various technologies for making and disseminating decisions. This course presents a framework for understanding the role of technology in leadership functions including planning, information dissemination, consensus-building, negotiation, and engagement with stakeholders for informed and participative decision making in online and virtual settings. This course counts toward the digital communication, information, and media minor. Prerequisite: 04:189:151 or 152.
04:189:352 Self and Society in Virtual Contexts (3) Students explore what it means to have multiple and merging "identities" in an online community by attending this seminar in person in a traditional classroom supported with interactions as avatars within a social virtual world. How are interpersonal relationships and group interactions manifested in virtual environments? How are identity and selfhood expressed? What is the impact on communication when gender, race, and other physical attributes are self-selected and represented digitally? What are the implications for privacy and security? What does this mean for the workplace? What do "human rights" mean in a virtual society and is citizenship changed with purely online interaction? Through role-playing and discussion, students connect to evaluate the consequences of a digital context on the self and society. This course counts toward the digital communication, information, and media minor.  Prerequisite: 04:189:251.
04:189:353 Digital Technology and Disruptive Change (3)
This course explores whether and how emerging digital technologies--such as social, mobile, wearable media; virtual worlds and games; sensor-laden devices and environments; robotics; drones; implantable chips; artificial intelligence--contribute to disruptive changes in relationships, organizations, societies, and selves. Multiple perspectives on communication, information, and media will be applied in analyzing the extent to which the structure, norms, and dynamics of modern social life have changed and have experienced continuity, and the conditions under which such changes can be considered disruptive. Micro- and macro-level processes and outcomes (interpersonal, cultural, political, global) of emerging digital technologies will be examined.
This course counts toward the digital communication, information, and media minor.
04:189:396 School of Communication and Information Learning Community III (1.5)

Explores School of Communication and Information learning community themes through readings, weekly discussions, lectures, and interactions with faculty and visiting scholars. Students will develop and present research and/or action projects. Enrollment is limited to, and required of, participants in school learning communities. 04:189:396 is an advanced fall class, primarily for juniors and seniors, with enrollment by special permission only. Students participating in different learning communities will register for particular sections of the class.

04:189:397 School of Communication and Information Learning Community IV (1.5)

Explores School of Communication and Information learning community themes through readings, weekly discussions, lectures, and interactions with faculty and visiting scholars. Students will develop and present research and/or action projects. Enrollment is limited to, and required of, participants in school learning communities. 04:189:397 is an advanced spring class, primarily for juniors and seniors, with enrollment by special permission only. Students participating in different learning communities will register for particular sections of the class.

04:189:398 Special Topics in Communication and Information (3) Special topics classes may be offered by the School of Communication and Information that are of interest to all undergraduates in the school. A recent special topics class offered was Event Management and Design.
04:189:399 Service Learning Internship (1) A 1-credit service learning internship may be added to particular undergraduate courses in the school to allow students to add a service learning experience to a course. Contact the undergraduate program director of the major for details.
04:189:441 Communication and Human Values (3) Seminar on communication and human values in a democratic society. Emphasis on the concept of cultural democracy in the formulation of public policy; historical evaluation of the philosophical problems related to matters of private taste versus public good. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course not offered on a regular basis.
04:189:451 Capstone in Digital Communication, Information, and Media (3) The capstone course is designed to facilitate students' synthesis of what they have learned in the program, through a directed project. Students will first work together in class to identify and refine projects or areas of research to complete. Projects might include some of the following elements: independent research; market research; organizational analysis; digital internship; service learning; multimedia project; or a cross-listed directed reading project. Capstone project presentations will be captured digitally for feedback from the larger community at the School of Communication and Information. Capstone projects may be done individually or in pairs. Projects will contribute to the students' eportfolios; a portion of this class will include preparation of an eportfolio of material from the minor. This is one of six courses that count toward the digital communication, information, and media (DCIM) minor. Prerequisites: Completion of at least 15 credits within the minor, or completion of 12 credits and concurrent enrollment in one other DCIM course. The capstone is open only to declared DCIM students.
04:189:490 Senior Honors Seminar (3) For students admitted to the honors program.
 
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