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NEW MEDIA AND SOCIETY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - International Christian University - 'International Christian Univ.', 'International Christian Univ. with Internship'
UC Course SubjectCommunication
Film and Media Studies
Number & Suffix: 10
Full UC Title: NEW MEDIA AND SOCIETY 
Transcript Title: NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Lower Division 
Course Description: Have you ever sent a message via an instant messaging app to a person, and wondered, anxiously, why you had not heard back from him/her after hours of waiting? Have you imagined what human life was like before the emergence of the Internet, television, and mobile phone? Have you been obsessed with a given social media platform, while at the same time overwhelmed by the societyy it enabled and thereby wanted to quit using it? Have you wondered how the increasing use of algorithms might shape the way society is constructed? These experiences and inquires - which we might often encounter - are all concerned with the social functions of media in shaping our social life. How, then, can we make sense of these quotidian experiences critically? This course explores the important roles media play in our everyday life, and considers a wide range of issues, including (but are not limited to): How do we incorporate various forms of media into our daily lives? How do media influence our perceptions of ourselves, others, and society? What is so “new” about “new media”? What is so “social” about social media? Why do media matter? 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: S1: NEW MEDIA AND SOCIETY IN EVERYDAY LIFE 
Partner University Department: General Education 
Partner University Course Number: GES027E