Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After completing the course students are expected to understand and to have skills to take part in discussions on social media tools and their impact to society: civic, social and business world. Students will have knowledge and skills to have a critical, designerly approach to social media tools and service as well as skills to work as a designer in social media related to projects.  

Credits: 3

Schedule: 20.04.2021 - 07.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Teemu Leinonen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Teemu Leinonen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Explore social media tools and practice with designerly approach. Engage student in theory and practice of using digital tools for hacking and developing works taking advantage of the common social media platforms. Examines social media critically from civic, social and business perspectives in a transnational and historical context. Introduces various theoretical approaches and designerly approaches to have an impact in the contemporary, social media and algorithm-driven world.

    The course project may involve collaborations with external companies and/or organisations.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Students are expected to complete selected reading and assignments, as well as actively participate in course discussions. In order to complete this course students must hold a final presentation of their own social media related project. 

Workload
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Students are expected to complete selected reading and assignments, as well as actively participate in course discussions. In order to complete this course students must hold a final presentation of their own social media related project.

DETAILS

Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Fuchs, C. (2017). Social media: A critical introduction. Sage.
    + materials provided in the course website.