Sep 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COM 445 - Social Media and Contemporary Society

Prerequisites, COM 100  or SCC 100  with a minimum grade of B- and COM 295  or SCC 295  with a minimum grade of C and COM 151 . This course is a two-part journey through the recent integration of social media into society. This course will explore the historical roots of new and social media, spending time understanding the roles of each of the major social media (e.g., AIM, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter). This course will investigate a variety of ways that new media have influenced important facets of everyday lives (e.g., politics, health, privacy, relationships). An understanding of social scientific research methods is helpful, but not required. Some sections of this course may be offered for communication studies and/or strategic and corporate communication majors only. Letter grade. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits