Political Science Major

Minor in Social Media Activism

Social Media Activism is a minor for students interested in combining their interest for engagement and activism in different environments through online media communication. Courses in this minor will allow students to learn and understand political action in its multiple forms as well as new types of interactive social and political engagement opportunities. Students with diverse interests in social causes will learn to apply their passion to action, while learning the theories behind a successful online presence for different types of communities.

The minimum number of credits (exclusive of the University's Core curriculum) required for the minor: 15.

Students who wish to complete the Social Media Activism minor must take SOC 210 Critical Thinking about Social Issues and CMS 242 Communication and Social Media. Students may choose from a list of courses to fulfill the remaining credit hours. A grade of C- or better in all the courses is necessary to receive credit toward the minor.

SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVISM – 15 credits

Required courses (6 credits)

SOC 210 Critical Thinking about Social Issues
CMS 242 Communication and Social Media

Electives (9 credits)

CMS 360 Ethical Dilemma in the Digital Age
PHI 211 Media Ethics
PHI 235 Philosophy, Social Media and Security
POS 102 People and Politics
POS 256 Media & Politics
POS 310 Internet and Politics
(POS 3XX Social Media & Revolutions (course to be developed by 2018))
SOC 150 Social Networks and the Value of Diversity
SOC 327 Social Movements