2016-17 Catalogs

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.


Required courses (6 credits)

SOC 210 Critical Thinking about Social Issues

CMS 242 Communication and Social Media

Electives (9 credits)

CMS 350 The Internet and Society

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 2017))

SOC 150 Social Networks and the Value of Diversity

SOC 327 Social Movements