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COM 390-02 - Understanding Social Media Syllabus

COM 390-02 - Understanding Social Media Syllabus

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1 Credit workshop at Molloy College. Spring 2012
1 Credit workshop at Molloy College. Spring 2012

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Molloy CollegeRockville Centre, NY 11571COURSE OUTLINESEMESTER:
Spring 2012
Communication Arts
Jamie Cohen
COM 390
: 02
Understanding SocialMedia
Workshop: Details the emerging trend of social media. Over the course of the practicum, students will learn how social media are used, the issues socialmedia include and the societal construct social media create.1 Credit
Spring 2012W 6:30 – 9:30January 18 – March 08Communications Dept.Office Number:Phone: 678-5000 Ext.Office Hours: TBA
Catalog Description:
Workshop: Details the emerging trend of social media. Over the course of the practicum, students will learn how social media are used, the issues socialmedia include and the societal construct social media create.
Social Media are an emerging online eco-system and creates changes insocieties in the physical realm. Students will understand how the social mediawork, the governmental changes, the application, the algorithms and what itmeans to use the systems for civic engagement.
To become familiar with current trends in social.
To understand the sociological and political impact of new and socialmedia.
To research important figures and innovators who have advanced mediainto the present era.
Evaluation Criteria:
In class exercises25%Response/comments assignments25%Culminating project25%Participation 25%
Correct grammar and punctuation are required – they constitute a significantportion of your grade for any written assignment.The Communicating Across the Curriculum (CAC) requirement for writing,speaking, listening, and critical thinking is an integral part of all assignments.Students will demonstrate effective oral and written communication. They willalso demonstrate the ability to discuss issues in a rational way, to analyzecritically, and to evaluate effectively.
Academic Integrity:
The policy on academic integrity is found in the Student Handbook of Molloy College. Please review it and abide by it.All written work using other sources will be subject to verification byTurnitin.com for authenticity, attribution citation credit to original authors.
Attendance Policy:
Because so much of the course is dependent on class discussions and in-class exercises, attendance is mandatory. Absences of more than
twoclass sessions
will result in the lowering of the final grade by one fullletter. Three late arrivals will be counted as
one absence
.There will be no make-up sessions or assignment for either test or presentation, unless you have official documentation such as a note froma doctor or a hospital.
Participation and Professional Classroom Behavior:
Class attendance is required; students do not receive extra credit for attending, although grades are reduced for excessive absences. However,credit is given for participating in class. Participation involves your contribution in discussions around material covered in class; this can takethe form of questions, comments, observations and so on. Your participation grade is based on what you contribute to the class as awhole.The second part of your participation grade concerns professionalbehavior. Part of you college education involves learning and practicingprofessional levels and standards of conduct. How you behave in theclassroom should reflect how you would behave in the context of a job.This entails being respectful of other in the class (not talking while they’retalking, etc.), respecting the business conducted in the classroom (nottalking on your cell phone, playing video games, etc.), and so on.

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