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CAS 283 - Communication and Information Technology

Professor: Amber Jackson
Office: 308 Sparks
Phone: (814) 863-0100
Email: amw306@psu.edu 

This is an introductory course in the theory and application of technology for communication and self-presentation online. A major emphasis is placed on Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) – the study of the social effects of communication and information technology. Areas covered include factors that distinguish mediated from face-to-face interaction, theories of mediated interpersonal communication, self-presentation online, Internet-based relationships, and online communities.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student should have knowledge of how the Internet influences communication and a better understanding of how to use CMC for self-presentation.