Course Info

ISM 208: Virtual Worlds and Online Communities

Environments such as social networking sites, multiplayer online games and other online communities are becoming an increasingly large part of how we work, play, and learn. This course introduces the fundamentals for the interdisciplinary study of cyberculture and online social behavior. By examining core scholarship in this area, together with analyzing an existing virtual world, game, or online community, students will learn to research and understand new technologically-enabled social forms as they are emerging. PREREQUISITE(S) WRD 104

Spring 2019-2020

Section: 601
Class number: 30572
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: TBA-L OOP00 at Loop Campus
Instructor: N/A

Fall 2019-2020

Section: 401
Class number: 12726
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01511 at Loop Campus

Spring 2018-2019

Section: 601
Class number: 30473
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: LEWIS 01108 at Loop Campus

Fall 2018-2019

Section: 401
Class number: 14774
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01511 at Loop Campus

Spring 2017-2018

Section: 601
Class number: 34241
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: LEWIS 01108 at Loop Campus

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 401
Class number: 12509
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01216 at Loop Campus

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 601
Class number: 33681
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: LEWIS 01108 at Loop Campus

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 401
Class number: 33140
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01217 at Loop Campus

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 601
Class number: 33001
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: LEWIS 01108 at Loop Campus

Fall 2015-2016

Section: 401
Class number: 11572
Meeting time: TuTh 3:10PM - 4:40PM
Location: LEWIS 01217 at Loop Campus

Spring 2014-2015

Section: 601
Class number: 30508
Meeting time: MW 10:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: LEWIS 01108 at Loop Campus

Fall 2014-2015

Section: 401
Class number: 10454
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Location: LEWIS 01217 at Loop Campus