Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

HN 1113 - Communication, Technology and Society (3)


This course will examine the influence of new communication technologies and medical technologies on experience of human communication. In addition to covering some basic communication theory at the outset of the course, we will examine how cell phones, computers, Skype, social networking, PowerPoint, etc., have altered the landscape of interpersonal relationships, political campaigns and public speaking. We will explore how the newest developments in biomedical technologies, such as fMRI, influence the ways in which we understand and detect human intention in communication. Finally, we will discuss the ethical implications of the brave new world of communication technology. Students will make several presentations during the class so that they practice the skills necessary to advance in their majors and careers.

This course meets the general education requirement for CO 1003 , Introduction to Communication.