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ICS 2001- Intro to Information and Communication Studies Introduction Dr. Dann Downes
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Goals 1. To provide opportunities for us all to learn 2. Survey current knowledge and debates about social, political, economic, technological and historical aspects of: Influences on how media function   The changing role of the mass media in our society 3. Engage in thoughtful reflection and build skills in scholarly criticism and debate
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Evaluation Quizzes AND/OR media internship 20% Mid-term exam (Oct 14) 30% Final exam 50%
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Course Communication Office hours: Friday 9:30 - noon Blackboard – log in at: https://learning.unb.ca/webct/entryPageIns.dowebct Course overheads will be posted Announcements E-mail – [email protected]
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Unformatted text preview: About me • Research areas: – Media history – Popular and folk culture – Copyright and intellectual property – Music What is communication? How is this course different? • Each content section will be organized in three parts: a) your experience of medium x b) the set of problems or issues that arise with the emergence and/or use of medium x • privileging the role of audience relationships to a particular phenomenon and forms. Read the following for class next week! • Nicholas Carr. Is Google Making us Stupid? The Atlantic, July/ August 2008 http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google • Dimbleby, Richard. More Than Words: An Introduction to Communication Chapter One: “What Is Communication” Routledge, 1999. • http://site.ebrary.com.proxy.hil.unb.ca/lib/unblib/Top?channelName=un THE END...
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