Students considering registering for this course in Spring 2011 should keep in mind that there will be a few changes made next semester.
Since the enrollment cap has been raised to 200, the class will necessarily be less writing-intensive. There will be a midterm and a final exam, and no research paper or applied project. The course will still require participation in a variety of social media platforms, but the format of the exercises will change to scale more effectively for such a large class.
The general principles of the class will remain the same, although the readings will be subject to change as new developments emerge, or as I decide to emphasize different aspects of each area studied.
Feel free to ask any questions about the course in the comments below.