KVVS9003 Online Communication: Constructing Culture Online (3 cr)
After completing the course, the students will be able to identify the history and development of online communication and media; recognize and critically evaluate how cultural identities and stereotypes are (re)constructed in online communication and media; identify and discuss ethical issues related to online communication and media. This course begins with a look at the history and projected future of technology-mediated communication. The course then explores how existing cultural identities (e.g. nation states) are being (re)enacted online, and how new cultural practices are emerging. Looking at a variety of contexts and phenomena ranging from online communities to hate speech to Internet censorship, the course analyzes the possibilities and challenges of intercultural communication online.