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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

US 235 Born Digital: Voice of the Net Generation

This University Seminar investigates how digital natives—a term used to describe a generation of youth born after 1982 that has grown up with computers, video games, cell phones and digital music players—process, relate to and create information differently than their predecessors. What kind of world are digital natives creating? In essence, students in this course examine their own behavior and attitudes regarding the use and effects of digital technology tools in their lives and in the lives of their peers. Assignments consist of readings, individual and team-based ethnographic research, creation of online content and field trips in real and virtual space. Students will be expected to contribute to discussions in class and online using such tools as discussion forums, blogs, wikis, YouTube videos and data mashups.