Graduate Students: Please consider registering this spring for a dynamic, engaging elective course. The fully online class will offered in Spring 2019 and is called: CI 6050: Critical Perspectives and Research in New Media and Literacies. The course is a great option for students of all professional backgrounds and research interests to engage in multimodal literacies and visual methods. Please reach out to (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like more information.
The purpose of this course is to position students as scholarly professionals, leaders, and researchers in the theoretical, critical, aesthetic, and practical dimensions of information communication technologies, emerging literacies, and new media. Students will investigate theory and research across the areas of communication studies, literacy studies, technology education, and sustainability as they relate to new media and emerging technologies. Using qualitative methodologies— specifically arts-based research and visual ethnography— students will examine the artistic/aesthetic, technical, social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental dimensions of media and technology as they develop perspectives on new media, technologies, and literacies that will inform their future research, advocacy, and leadership.