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GC ITP Core 1: ITCP 70010 Interactive Media: History, Theory, and Practice

3 credits, 30 hours plus conferences and lab hours
Mondays, 4:15 - 6:15PM
Instructor: Michael Mandiberg email 
Lab sessions run 6:30 – 8:30 PM on Mondays in the library computer labs (see specific details on each date below).

This is the first core course in the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy certificate program. We will examine the economic, social, and intellectual history of technological change over time, as well as technology and digital media design and use. Our primary focus is on the mutual shaping of technology and academic teaching, learning and research—how people and technologies have shaped academic classroom and research interactions in the past, and how they are reshaping the university in the present. By examining the use and design of technologies inside and outside of the academy, we are, of course, also reflecting on what it means to be human in a world increasingly dominated and controlled by various technologies.

The course also explores the history and theory of digital media, including hypertext and multimedia, highlighting the theoretical and practical possibilities for research, reading, writing, presentation, interaction, and play. We are particularly interested in the ITP program in the possibilities that new, nonlinear, digital tools have opened up for teaching and research, including the emergence of the “Digital Humanities.”

GC ITP Core 2: ITCP 70020 Interactive Technology and the University: Theory, Design, and Practice
Mondays, 4:15 - 6:15PM
Instructor: Maura Smale email
Lab sessions run 6:30 – 8:30 PM on Mondays in the library computer labs (see specific details on each date below).

All students should register for accounts on the following sites: CUNY Academic Commons, Twitter, and Zotero. Remember that when you register for social networking accounts, you do not have to use your full name or even your real name. One benefit of writing publicly under your real name is that you can begin to establish a public academic identity and to network with others in your field. However, keep in mind that search engines have extended the life of online work; if you are not sure that you want your work for this course to be part of your permanently searchable identity trail on the web, you should strongly consider creating an alias. Whether you engage social media under your real name or whether you construct a new online identity, please consider the ways in which social media can affect your career in both positive and negative ways.


ITCP 89010: Independent Study
3 credits
Permission of instructor required.


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