Media and Contemporary Society
Formerly: SOCI 320
Explores the relationship between information technology, society and the individual. Emphasizes how mass communications, popular culture, and social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Tinder, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.) influence our relationships with friends, family members, society, and ourselves. Examines various collectivities including virtual communities and social networks and how they shape contemporary relationships.