DMD 2620: Human Development, Digital Media, and Technology

[UConn Stamford]

Requires ENGL 1010, 1011, or 2011 as a prerequisite or co-requisite for spring 2020 (taken in spring 2020 concurrently with the Honors Core offering) 

This interdisciplinary course examines the social, economic, and cultural influences on youths’ interactions with, and use of technology for formal and informal learning. Examples include media literacy, digital divide, technology in education, and cyberbullying. Through discussion, lectures, and application of relevant research and social science theories, students will think critically and creatively about issues that have emerged since the rise of the World Wide Web during the 1990s and the growth of social media during the early part of the 21st century. The impact of these issues on youth and their families will also be explored.