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JOUR 199 SM - Undergraduate Open Seminar - Social Mdia Big Tech & Society

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


A changing array of courses focusing on special topics in journalism. Course Information: Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours, if topics vary.

Special Instructions:

SOCIAL MEDIA, BIG TECH & SOCIETY This course offers students a comprehensive understanding of the role that big tech companies and their platforms and products play in daily life. Among topics covered include hashtag activism, digital surveillance, algorithmic inequality and search bias, data privacy, monopoly and anti-trust, changes to the news industry, and the -internet yuck- of hate speech and harassment. Students will be required to take a 24-hour technology fast. While there are requirements to attend online office hours at least twice, the course is asynchronous. This is *not* a -skills- course for learning how to promote content on social platforms. Note: Credit is not given for JOUR 199 Social Media if credit for JOUR 460 Social Media Theory & Practice has been earned (SP CRN: 69111; FA CRN: 70564). Please note: This section will be taught asynchronous (no live sessions).

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 0

Term(s): Spring , Summer


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