Telecommunications | Applying Theory to Media Design
T471 | 10785 | Fox, J.
1) The course prerequisites.
2) A summary of course objectives.
Basic media theories as well as cognitive, emotional, and
social psychology, with a focus on how these theories can be applied
to the design of media messages. Special attention given to
Interactive and Immersive Mediated Environments. This course
introduces students to basic theories in cognitive and emotional
psychology and focuses on how these theories could be applied to the
design of immersive mediated environments.
3) Course format.
This is an upper-level undergraduate lecture style course.
4) Grading Procedures.
The course grade will be based on attendance-related
activities, in-class written examination, and course assignments.
5) Required Texts.
There is one required text for this course:
Reeves, B., & Nass, C. 1996. The media equation: How people treat
computers, television, and new media like real people and places.
Cambridge University Press.
In addition, there are a number of assigned readings from various
sources relating to course topics on electronic reserve. A printed
course packet may be made available on reserve and/or for students
to purchase, if they prefer.
6) Meeting Times.
TTh 2:30-3:45 TV 226
7) Requirements the course will meet.
To see which requirements, in the College of Arts and
Sciences, this course will fulfill consult the College Bulletin at
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