This course will introduce the concepts and applications of social media. The student will gain hands-on experience using readily available social media tools to create a social media presence on the Internet.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
Social media is one of the fastest growing sectors and is one of the key technical skills that is needed in various professions, including arts, history, business, education, and religion. The student with social media skills and training is better prepared for the workplace.
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 1 other classmate’s thread. Each reply must be at least 150 words.
Social Media: Proposal Assignment
The student will define the social issue or idea that the assignments will be addressing.
Social Media: Facebook Assignment
The student will create a Facebook page to share information about the social issue or idea that the assignment will be addressing.
Social Media: YouTube Assignment
The student will create a YouTube channel as an avenue to share information about the social issue or idea that the assignment will be addressing.
Social Media: Twitter Assignment
The student will create a Twitter profile and utilize the tool to share information about the social issue or idea that the assignment will be addressing.
Social Media: Cumulative Assignment
The student will submit a cumulative assignment using the tools and techniques learned throughout the course. The assignment will consist of posts that clearly communicate the message proposed in the student’s initial proposal, links to his/her social media pages submitted throughout the course, and a final reflective summary.