Oct 14, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

FMST 202S Introduction to Digital Media -Screening

College of Critical & Professional Studies

0 credit 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

Screening portion of FMST202, the description of which is as follows: Search engines, smart
phones, social media, digital cameras, video games, virtual reality . How did it all come to
be? In this course, we will answer this question by exploring fundamental concepts, issues, and
theories in digital media (aka “new” media). We will look at what new media technologies are and
at how they relate to “old” media. We will explore the history and evolution of new media
and the role they play in society and in our everyday life. We will think critically about our
daily new media practices-browsing, surfing, sharing, uploading, downloading, programming,
‘surveilling,’ etc.-in order to understand how digital technologies have changed and shaped the
world around us, along with our communities, our political engagement, and ultimately our identity.

Corequisite Course(s): FMST*202

This course is not repeatable for credit.