• Program: Communications
  • Course: Cyber Culture
  • Course #: COMM2070
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course covers the practical and theoretical issues associated with computer-mediated communication (CMC) systems. CMC includes many different types of technologies such as social networking, email, newsgroups, chat, and online gaming. Students will receive an introduction to the principles of interpersonal communication in mediated environments and study how media richness affects interpersonal perception, language and nonverbal communication, relational development and deterioration, and relational maintenance strategies.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Analyze use of technology to communicate effectively
Define basic views, theories and contemporary issues concerning computer mediated communication in interpersonal settings
Apply key concepts in computer mediated communication
Differentiate the characteristics of verbal and nonverbal communication and how they differ between mediated and face-to-face contexts
Identify the communication behaviors that shape an individual's self-concept as it is impacted by computer mediated communication
Identify challenges to computer mediated communication using a competence model
Evaluate personal communication in computer mediated environments
Explain the effect that mediated communication has on relational strategies
Evaluate communication of others in computer mediated environments
Critique the effects of how history and culture have shaped computer mediated communication
Create a computer mediated communication identity

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 1
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR CPLT1100. Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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