Introduction to Social Media

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Social Media

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Social Media

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Rationale And Purpose Of The Module:

    This module aims to equip students with the web-based research, organisational and value judgement skills necessary to examine and understand critically the power of social media in a globalised world. It aims to enable students to become better critical thinkers and researchers by giving them the skills to understand social media, to question its relevance, its accuracy and its legitimacy; and to construct news in a social media format. It will equip students with communication skills that are appropriate to a first-year level and which will enable them to participate effectively in their university degree.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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