CAN196 - Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in Canada

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Subject Title
Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in Canada

Subject Description
Youth in Canada today are the first generation to grow up in a digital world and they are transforming our culture and institutions.  This course looks at the Internet and its role in shaping recent history and society.  It examines the impact of digital media that empowers our youth to communicate, learn, play, shop and work differently from previous generations.  It also provides analytical tools to anticipate and act on what lies ahead in the future.

Credit Status
One General Education Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Relate the historical development of the Internet to current and future societal trends.
2. Explain societal changes and trends as a result of digital technology in terms of demographic groupings.
3. Describe uses and users of new media in Canadian culture
4. Analyze critically the impact of the Internet on society and Canadian culture.
5. Apply the knowledge of digital technology and media use to potential situations in workplace/consumer/educational environments.
6. Examine the ways that digital media have transformed culture and institutions.
7. Identify workplace employability skills in the use of digital technology and media.
8. Explore the ways in which digital technology and media has changed models for businesses, consumers, and everyday life.

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