Nicole B. Ellison
At MSU, I've been fortunate in that I primarily teach courses focusing on the social impact of information and communication technologies, an area I am passionate about. Currently the following courses are in my rotation:
TC375: New Media, Old Media: This class focuses on the social impacts of newer information and communication technologies. We will learn about theoretical approaches to the study of computer-mediated communication and explore how technology affects social processes such as identity formation and relationship-development. Key concepts such as privacy, the digital divide, community, and technological determinism will be discussed and critiqued.
TC853: Information Technology and Organizations: An MA-level course. This year the class is organized around fundamental economic concepts and their application to "Web 2.0" technologies, tools and services.
TC491: Special Topics: The Social, Cultural and Psychological Implications of Computer-Mediated Communication. This course is still a work in progress as it has only been offered once. I hope to develop it into an advanced version of 375. Please email me if you'd like to see the syllabus.