Comm 339 Balsamo Fall 2009

Comm 339 Balsamo Fall 2009 - Comm 339 Communication...

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Comm 340 Balsamo/Spring 2009 1 Comm 339 Communication Technology and Culture Fall Semester 2009 Professor Anne Balsamo Interactive Media Division, School of Cinematic Arts Communication, Annenberg School of Communication Abalsamo@cinema.usc.edu Office: School of Cinematic Arts new building TBA Office Hours: Tuesday Noon – 1:30 pm Course Location Annenberg School of Communication G64 Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:50 pm Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the theoretical foundations for the study of communication technologies as cultural phenomena. The course is framed by a cultural studies approach to the study of technology. We will discuss basic concepts that inform the development of insightful cultural analyses. The course begins with an overview of a philosophy of technology, with special emphasis on the role of new media technologies in the reproduction of culture. By end of the course, students will be expected to create new analyses of emergent technologies using the critical frameworks discussed in the course. The broad aim of this course is to provide students with a foundation for thinking about the intertwined nature of culture and technology. Academic Integrity The Annenberg School for Communication is committed to upholding the University's Academic Integrity code as detailed in the Campus Guide. It is the policy of the School of Communication to report all violations of the code. Any serious violation or pattern of violations of the Academic Integrity Code will
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2009 for the course COMM 339 taught by Professor Balsamo during the Fall '09 term at USC.

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