Social Media for Social Good

How has social media changed how people communicate, collaborate and mobilize? This course will examine whether online tools lead to offline action and how digital advocacy has impacted American culture, fundraising and politics. Students will also explore the role of information literacy, how to engage those without technological access, and the benefits and detriments of hashtag activism. Readings will cover a range of topics, disciplines, theoretical frameworks, and case studies, pushing us to question the role that social media plays in effecting political and social change.