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CS 498 FU4 - Socio-Computer Interaction

Fall 2020

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in computer science intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

Topic: Socio-Computer Interaction. With the growth of social technologies like Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, blogs, and online support groups, information technology is no longer just about information. This course will examine a sampling of the social and technical challenges social technologies must solve to be successful. Students will learn to apply basic social science theories to analyze and understand the social impact of socio-computer interfaces, as well as how to design and implement socio-computer applications. Students will engage in weekly class design activities and are required to do individual and group projects throughout the course. Students with technical skills in implementing user interfaces and knowledge in human-computer interactions are preferred. This section is for graduate students only.