COMM 481

Online Experience

This course is the capstone of the human communication and technology curriculum. The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of critical concepts for thinking about the ways in which social technologies reshape social processes (and vice versa), and the implications of these processes for relationship development. The reading list covers both foundational theoretical work and cutting edge scholarship in this vibrant and emerging arena, addressing issues such as self-presentation, impression formation, online relationship initiation, relational maintenance and termination, and historical treatments of communication technologies.