Snow Closing
Holyoke Community College will be closed on Wednesday, November 26th due to inclement weather. There will be no day or evening classes. The college will re-open on Monday, December 1st.

Social Media: More Than Just Friends [C]

This course explores the world of social media. It begins by tracing the historical evolution of social media in order to understand what has changed over time, what has worked successfully, what has failed and why. A major part of the course centers on understanding the social, cultural and political impact of social media. Topics include the culture of friendship, social capital and publicly displayed social networks, fan sites and parasocial interaction, social media and crime (i.e. bullying), social media marketing, and the ability of social media to mobilize groups of people for political purposes. Prerequisites: COM 121 or COM 131 (formerly COM 114)

 

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