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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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COMM 480 - Moral Economies of Digital Media

Units: 4
What are social and other emerging media? Who gains? How are they transforming the media landscape and how we inhabit the world? Analysis of a range of media tools and their implications toward what Trebor Scholz calls “participation literacy.”

Prerequisites: Department consent.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Identify and critique instances of technological determinism in popular discourse on social media technologies;
  2. Critically evaluate methodologies employed by studies of social media use;
  3. Describe social media practices among various social groups, differentiated by age, gender, race, and sexual identity, among others;
  4. Understand performances of identity in social media;
  5. Critically evaluate the potential for social media technologies to facilitate the formation of identities, communities, activist movements, and consumer markets;
  6. Articulate some of the ethical problems posed by emerging social media technologies.

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