Info C167

Virtual Communities/Social Media

4 units

Course Description

Three hours of lecture per week. With the advent of virtual communities and online social networks, old questions about the meaning of human social behavior have taken on renewed significance. Using a variety of online social media simultaneously, and drawing upon theoretical literature in a variety of disciplines, this course delves into discourse about community across disciplines. This course will enable students to establish both theoretical and experiential foundations for making decisions and judgments regarding the relations between mediated communication and human community.

Students will receive no credit for Sociology C167/Information C167 after taking Sociology 167.

Also listed as Sociology C167.

Prerequisites

Sociology 1, 3, 3AC or consent of instructor

Course History

Spring 2018

Instructor(s): Jill A. Bakehorn

Spring 2017

Instructor(s): Jill Bakehorn

Fall 2016

Instructor(s): Edwin Lin

Spring 2016

Instructor(s): Edwin Lin

Fall 2015

Instructor(s): Edwin Lin

Spring 2015

Instructor(s): Lauren Goulet

Fall 2014

Instructor(s): Marc Smith, Alexy Khrabrov

Last updated:

September 21, 2016