DMD 2620: Human Development, Digital Media, and Technology

[UConn Stamford]

Requires ENGL 1007, 1010, 1011, or 2011 as a prerequisite or co-requisite  

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.

Trouble registering? This class has a catalog-level prerequisite of First-Year Writing. If you are an Honors student who will be using First-Year Writing as a co-requisite (by taking at the same time as DMD 2620), you may register by emailing and including (1) your name; (2) your 7-digit Student Admin number; (3) your registration “pick time”; (4) the course number and section; (5) the class number from Student Admin; and (6) confirmation that there are seats available in the course.