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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 arts & sciences (including the Writing course with a minimum passing grade 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 have taken SOSC 2B20 or VISC 2B20 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Course code change 2011-12
Cross-listing with SOSC removed 2012-13
Course was last updated May 2, 2012 - 4:11 PM