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COMM 2278 Social Media (Fall/Summer: 3 )

Course Description

This course explores the history, development and use of social media. It connects to the liberal arts and the digital humanities through the lens of social justice. It will build a foundation of knowledge about social media with project-based research. The course identifies the established disciplinary fields of the humanities such as philosophy, literature, culture, religion, art, music, history, politics and language in comprehending the world, using these fields as a foundation with which to critically explore various modes of expression, ideas and values in social media about social justice. Students will have the opportunity to identify contemporary issues in social media in projects that reflect critical thinking goals.

Instructor(s): Marcus Breen

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Satisfies one of three elective courses required within the Communication major. Satisfies Critical Issues Course requirement for Class of 2021 and beyond.

Last Updated: 06-Feb-18