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CIS 101CB Introduction to Computing (CAP) - Learning Community

Course Description: This Learning Community examines how the new technologies and media impact beliefs and behaviors. In particular, we will consider the social and ideological functions of a variety of cultural forms, and including blogs, zines, computer and video games, satellite radio, and the visual arts.

3 credits

Corequisites

ENG 105CB, ENG 110CB

CIS 101CD Introduction to Computing (CAP) - Learning Community

Course Description: This Learning Community examines what it means to be situated in culture and consider how who we are - to ourselves and others - is shaped by the culture in which we live. As we explore the idea that identity is socially constructed, we will also explore how technology in general and computers in particular, can either reinforce the meanings that are assigned to individuals according to their class, gender, or ethnic status, or challenge them. The concept of "social computing" will be explored through the reading and writing of blogs and other areas where digital groups congregate, we will look at technology as an enabler of group based identification and how that affects the individual. We will also look at the emergence of focused search as both an empowering and a limiting factor in the availability of "balanced", accurate information.

3 credits

Corequisites

ENG 105CD, ENG 110CD