Topics in Media Studies: Social Media

Social media is everywhere and is affecting many aspects of social, cultural, economic and political life. This module will allow students to explore advanced topics in the design, communication and impact of social media, while also encouraging them to experiment with real social media platforms before and during each class. There is no need for prior experience with social media or social network sites to successfully complete this module. The emphasis will be on the analysis of contemporary social media practice and the design of social media platforms. The pedagogical focus will be on learning by doing and theory-informed design.

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