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JTC 413 - New Media Trends and Society

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Political, economic, social, philosophical, legal, and educational impacts of new technologies and media trends.

This JTC 413 Online course is fully asynchronous and covers many interesting topics on new media, the history of the Internet and its structure, social media, biometrics, Deep Web, cryptocurrencies, drones, webcams, data centers, satellites, foreign social media, censorship, etc., via weekly online Discussions and Replies.  The excellent textbook, Digital Universe, 2022 edition, is read with weekly postings about the various topics including artificial intelligence, alternate digital realities, digital media convergence, and the origins of the Internet.  This JTC 413 course is intended for students from all fields of study and backgrounds. 



At least sophomore standing at CSU.

Textbooks and Materials

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  • Digital Universe: The Global Telecommunication Revolution (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing), 2nd Ed. (2022)
    Seel, Peter B.
    ISBN: 9781119630944

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


Jaye Powers
Jaye Powers

Jaye Powers has instructed online courses for the Department of Journalism and Media Communication at Colorado State University since 2003. Jaye earned an M.S. in Technical Communication from Colorado State University in 2004. She has B.S./B.A. degrees in Electrical Engineering, Psychology, and Fine Art from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Jaye has worked as an electrical engineer and a technical writer for many technology companies, including Bechtel, Texas Instruments, Hewlett-Packard, and Lockheed Martin.