Connectivity: Contemporary Debates

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LJX094M05
Vaknaam Connectivity: Contemporary Debates
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Connectivity: Contemporary Debates
Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the course unit, students are able to:
1. Explain the key concepts and theories of the topics based on assigned literature and seminars (1b, 2a, 4a).
2. Apply the concepts and theories to the context of social media and analyse the social, psychological, and interpersonal aspects of social media use (1d, 2c, 3a.4).
3. Review academic studies on the topics and evaluate debates about the social implications of social media from a multidisciplinary perspective (1c.4, 3c, 5a).
4. Bring together the theories and literature on a related topic to develop a theoretical essay, including the statement of a research problem and question(s), the development of research hypotheses, and the formulation of claims and supporting arguments (4a, 5b, 5c).
Omschrijving The purpose of this course is to introduce Master’s students to some of the key theories and concepts in social science for understanding the ways in which social technologies reshape human connectivity and the social and political implications. We will be reading both classic and new research in fields such as communication, social psychology, and sociology that examine the development of interpersonal relationships, social interactions as conveyors of social resources, influence, and information, as well as intergroup dynamics. Importantly, we will use the relevant theories to inquire into the social, psychological, and interpersonal aspects of social media use.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
Toetsvorm continue toetsing, schriftelijke opdracht(en)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator PhD. Q. Zhu
Docent(en) PhD. Q. Zhu
Entreevoorwaarden This is a theory course for students in the Master's track Social Media and Society
Opmerkingen
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Mediastudies  (Ma Social Media and Society) 1 semester II a verplicht