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AU Scholars | Social Change through Social Media: Activism


Social media allows people to sift, shape, and share news and ideas in ways meaningful to themselves and others. The explosive growth of social media has altered fundamentally the ways in which people and groups communicate, collaborate, and mobilize.

This course explores the impact of social media on local, state, national, and international activism. Using social media tools, academic texts, online resources, case studies, multimedia presentations, guest lectures, and field trips, students will explore activism pertaining to some of today’s most pressing and controversial issues.