Writing for Social Media

COM5533

Writing for Social Media

College of Arts + Science
HSSC
This course focuses on intensive reading, research, and writing for social media. Students will create and maintain a carefully crafted blog throughout the semester. Students will also create and promote a wiki with a strong civic component. Students will research and analyze blogging, wikis, viral media, podcasts, virtual communities, RSS (real simple syndication) and other communication platforms. Class discussions will link academic research with practical applications of social media and its implications for society.