Dec 01, 2021  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog
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COMM 680 - Moral Economies of Digital Media

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

Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
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 (CLO1).
  2. Critically evaluate methodologies employed by studies of social media use (CLO2).
  3. Describe social media practices among various social groups, differentiated by age, gender, race, and sexual identity, among others (CLO3).
  4. Understand performances of identity in social media (CLO4)
  5. Critically evaluate the potential for social media technologies to facilitate the formation of identities, communities, activist movements, and consumer markets (CLO5).

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