AAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Fall 2018, Section 002 - Social Media and the New Age of Activism
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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Description

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.

Schedule

AAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
31457
Open
15
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
31459
Open
10
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
31482
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
31977
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
008 (SEM)
 In Person
32368
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
33445
Open
16
 
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WF 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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