Social Media

Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Social Media

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Communication Studies, Media Studies, Radio - Television - Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    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.

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