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Web Theory
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first-year studio and 1.0 credit of first-year liberal studies, including the first year writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60%, and an overall average of 60%.
This lecture course offers students critical, theoretical, and analytical tools to understand contemporary Internet issues through the study of the history, research methodologies and emerging debates and practices relevant to the World Wide Web. The course will examine web technologies, web aesthetics, the transformation of information in the web, web regulation and copyright, web political-economics, web entertainment, and the construction of web identities. Students will participate in a series of Internet based writing and analysis assignments.
Anti-requisite: Students who previously took VISC 2B20 for credit may not take SOSC 2B20 for further credit.
Notes: This course is also offered as VISC 2B20. You must decide which course category you wish this to be counted towards at the time of registration by registering for either SOSC 2B20 or VISC 2B20.
Course was last updated January 10, 2011 - 10:22 AM