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SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectCommunication
Political Science
Number & Suffix: 127
Full UC Title: SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE 
Transcript Title: SOCIAL MEDIA PUBLIC 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course relates social media not only to the public sphere, but also to public organizations and public professionals. It uses a macro-, meso-, and micro-perspective on social media. Topics such as collective action, identity, participation, and privacy are discussed from various theoretical approaches. Insights from theory are combined with practical applications through guest lectures by practitioners who are using social media in their daily work or by citizens who communicate through social media to influence the public debate. This course requires a particularly active participation and a willingness to engage with various forms of social media. Students work in a team on a specific project to be presented during a seminar at the end of the course. All contributions are peer reviewed by fellow students. After completion of this course, students have learned to use blogs, tweets, and social network sites productively and have acquired knowledge of how these forms of social media may affect governance practices. Prerequisites include an introduction to public administration course. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE 
Partner University Department: Governance 
Partner University Course Number: USG4280