Jan 19, 2022  
2021-22 University Catalogue 
2021-22 University Catalogue

FMST 202 Introduction to Digital Media

3 credits 75.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

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.

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a critical studies elective or general elective requirement.