Semester Hours: 3

This course focuses on uses and effects of social media in interpersonal, organizational, mass mediated, health, and political settings. Social media technologies take on many different forms including social networking sites, micro-blogging, wikis, online videos, and blogs. Following questions are discussed in class: Who uses social media? How do people use social media to develop relationships, get social support, and evoke political change? Is privacy dead? How do employers use social media to check on employees?.