IGE105 Communication Technology in a Changing World

Welcome to Communication Technology in a Changing World.

Taught by Dr. Ken Cosh.

Schedule: TUE/THU 12:30-14:00

Course Description

Development of modern communication technology, the structure and flow of international communication and media products, and the international impact of new media and information technology on political, economic, social and cultural changes.

Course Objectives

  1. To gain an appreciation of how Communication Technology has developed through history
  2. To understand how modern Communication Technology works
  3. To explore the ways Communication Technology is likely to evolve in the near future.
  4. To analyse the effects of Communication Technologies on Politics, Law, the Economy, Society and Culture.

References

  1. Applegate, L., Austin, R. & McFarlan, F., Corporate Information Strategy and Management (6th Edition), McGraw Hill 2003.
  2. Chandler, D., Semiotics, the Basics (2nd Edition), Routledge 2007.
  3. Cosh, K., The Introduction of ICT’s into the Tourism Industry, 2009.
  4. Dix, A., Finlay, J, Abowd, G. & Beale, R., Human-Computer Interaction (3rd Edition), Peason 2004.
  5. Green, L., Communication Technology and Society, Sage 2002.
  6. Jennings, M., Business Ethics (5th Edition), Thomson 2006.

Materials

Week 1 – Monday / Wednesday / Summary Video

Week 2 – Monday / Wednesday / Huffman (supplemental) / Reading (Chapter 2 Only) / Summary Video

Week 3 – Notes / Summary Video

Week 4 – Notes / Summary Video

Week 5 – Notes / Summary Video

Week 6 – Notes / Summary Video

Week 7 – Notes / Summary Video

Week 9 – Notes

Week 10 – Notes

Week 11/12 – Notes

Week 13 – Digital Divide Presentations

Week 14 – Notes

Week 15 – Notes / Reading

Course Activities

This course will involve;

Lectures

Weekly Readings

Individual Reports

Group Presentation

Grading Scale

1. Individual Reports                –           20%

2. Group Presentation               –           20%

3. Midterm exam                      –           25%

4. Final exam                            –           35%