880477 :Social Aspects of New Media (BDM/NMD)

General info

Instruction language Dutch
Type of Instruction 14x2 hours lectures (Lecture schedule)
Type of exams (Examination schedule)
Level:Bachelor
Course load:6 ECTS credits
Registration:Enrollment via Blackboard before start of lectures
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Lecturer(s)


E.A.J. Croes (coordinator)

prof. dr. M.L. Antheunis


Objectives

- The student has the knowledge of the most important theories, perspectives, and empirical results related to social aspects of new media

- The student is able to write a convincing and structured plea based on the gained knowledge of social aspects of new media

- The student is able with the gained knowledge of this course to reflect on news and opinions in society about social aspects of new media


Contents

In the first part of the course, we will be concentrating on 'communicating through the Internet' and 'getting to know through the Internet'. How does communication through e-mail differ from face-to-face communication? And does communication through e-mail differ from communication via social network sites? How do we present ourselves through the net and how do others form impressions of us? In the second part of the course, we concentrate on friendships and relationships. Are online friendships inferior to offline friendships? What are the advantages of online friendships? Do social networks improve or impoverish our social lives? In this part, we also go into virtual communities and social support. Finally, we also discuss to what extent the Internet can be addictive and any other anti-social effects that it might (be said to) have.


Specifics

Students following this course as part of their BCE program, please contact Dr. M.L.Antheunis


Compulsory Reading

  1. Zie handleiding op blackboard


Required Prerequisites

None


Compulsory for

  • Bachelorminor: CIW voor Online Culture ( 2015, 2016, 2017 )
  • Premaster Business Communication and Digital Media ( 2014 )
  • Premaster Data Journalism ( 2014 )
  • Premaster Human Aspects of Information Technology ( 2014 )


Recommended option for

  • Business Communication and Digital Media ( 2014, 2015, 2015, 2016, 2017 )
  • Text and Communication ( 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 )
  • Intercultural Communication ( 2014 )
  • Human Aspects of Information Technology ( 2014, 2015, 2016 )
  • Bachelor Communicatie- en informatiewetenschappen: Leraar Nederlands ( 2014, 2015 )
  • Bachelor CIW: New Media Design ( 2017 )
  • Bachelorminor: Business Communication and Digital Media ( 2014 )
  • Bachelorminor Human Aspects of Information Technology ( 2014 )

(23-jan-2018)