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Personal Relationships and Technology

INFO 3400

Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Enrollment limited to: junior or senior standing. 

N. Bazarova.

This course examines relationships formed through computer-mediated interpersonal communication.  It focuses on how people manage interactions and identities, develop interpersonal relationships, and engage in collaboration and conflict in technologically mediated environments (email, instant messaging, blogs, online dating websites, social networking websites).  The overall goal for this course in to connect current thinking in relational communication with human behavior on the Internet.  Emphasis will be placed on how current theories of interpersonal communication can explain and anticipate interpersonal dynamics on the Internet, but also on how online behaviors may challenge traditional principles of interpersonal communication. 

Also crosslisted as COMM 3400