AAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Section: 002 Social Media and the New Age of Activism
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

In the last decade, there has been tremendous attention by scholars, activists and practitioners on how media help in shrinking space, particularly public space. The increasing influence of social media in contemporary global political and environmental engagement has been overwhelming. From President Trump’s tweets to Black Lives Matter’s use of social media in organizing across the United States, attention is being focused on the impact of social media on the daily-lived experiences of many citizens across the world. This course will address the growing influence of social media on how activists and the general pubic engage with the state on issues of the environment, human rights and global politics. The course will focus on how social media, over the years, have transformed from being a space for socially engaging with friends and acquaintances to a space for public discourse of politics, the economy and the many challenges of governance. The course will focus specifically on how the social media space has become a space where activists, scholars and citizens make demands from and of the state. This course will raise key philosophical and analytical questions regarding the interconnectedness of social media use to the questions of development and environmental practices in Africa, Latin America, Asia, the United States and other centers of global power in shaping political and social imaginaries of citizenship across time and space.

AAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
31457
Open
15
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
P
31459
Open
10
 
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
31482
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
31977
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
008 (SEM)
P
32368
Closed
0
 
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
009 (SEM)
P
33445
Open
16
 
-
WF 1:00PM - 2:30PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 9780745610771
The structural transformation of the public sphere: an inquiry into a category of bourgeois society, Author: Habermas, Jurgen 1929-, Publisher: Polity 2006
Required
ISBN: 1849648018
Tweets and the Streets Social Media and Contemporary Activism, Author: Gerbaudo, Paolo
Required
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for AAS 458 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Office of Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)