Social Media & Social Theory
7.5 ECTS credits
The course deals with the representation of social relations in networked digital media with an emphasis on the corresponding impact on social interactions. It provides an overview of the development of social media platforms and discusses the evolution of new media practices as a result of these platforms. The focus is on the ways social theories frame, explain and reflect upon social media phenomena. Furthermore, the course deals with the means of connecting theoretical approaches to data analyses. Four different perspectives, namely political economy, participation and activism, values inscribed in technology, and everyday media practices, are introduced as a basis for discussing the development of social media. Instruction is in the form of lectures and seminars, and individual/group assignments.
Progressive specialisation: G1N (has only upper‐secondary level entry requirements)
Education level: Undergraduate level
Admission requirements: Registered for MKGA02 Introduction to Media and Communication Studies 15 ECTS cr, and MKGA03 Text, Communication and Organisation 15 ECTS cr, or equivalent.
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
This course is included in the following programme
- Media and Communication: Digital Media and Analysis (studied during year 1)