Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence
Area of Study
Communication Studies, Media Studies, Radio - Television - Film
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
What do we mean by "community?" How do we encourage, discuss, analyze, understand, design, and participate in healthy communities in the age of many-to-many media? With the advent of virtual
communities, smart mobs, and online social networks (such as Facebook, Friendfeed, twitter, linkedin, Digg and Delicious), old questions about the meaning of human social behavior have taken
on renewed significance. although this course is grounded in theory, it is equally rooted in practice, and much of the class discussion takes
place in social cyberspaces. this course requires active participation of students and a willingness to immerse in social media practices. Much of the class discussion takes place in a variety of virtual world environments during and between face-to-face class meetings. As a practicum, those who complete this course will know how to chat, blog, tag , wiki, ava tar, comment, twitter and flic ker productively -- and have some notion of how these practices affect self and community.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.