Social Media & Global Change

Social Media & Global Change

This course covers the impact of global and national computer networks on politics, culture, and social relations overseas during a time of upheaval and revolutionary change. Guest lectures will be given by informatics practitioners and scholars with expertise on specific world regions. Topics may include the new social media, the politics and culture of the internet, hacktivism, cyber warfare, and mobile telephony and their role in the formation, dissemination, manipulation, and suppression of public opinion in Russia/Eurasia, the China/Pacific region, Central/South America, as well as Africa, Iran, and the Middle East.

Class Name Social Media & Global Change
Host School The University of Illinois
Class Identifier LIS 590
Credit Value 4 Credit Hours
Faculty Chip Bruce
Course Tool (Online) Moodle
Class Description This course covers the impact of global and national computer networks on politics, culture, and social relations overseas during a time of upheaval and revolutionary change. Guest lectures will be given by informatics practitioners and scholars with expertise on specific world regions. Topics may include the new social media, the politics and culture of the internet, hacktivism, cyber warfare, and mobile telephony and their role in the formation, dissemination, manipulation, and suppression of public opinion in Russia/Eurasia, the China/Pacific region, Central/South America, as well as Africa, Iran, and the Middle East.
Class Disclaimer Synchronous sessions use Blackboard Collaborate. To determine if a waiver of the on-campus residency is possible or for more information about the course, please e-mail Linda Smith (lcsmith@illinois.edu)
Delivery Synchronous
Start and End Date August 25th, 2014 - December 11th, 2014
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
9:00 am - 11;00 am United States - Central
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Wednesday
Last Add Day August 1st, 2014
Residency Start and End Date Oct. 12, 2014, midnight - Oct. 12, 2014, midnight