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METU1034 Social Media and Popular Culture 5 ECTS
Periods
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
English
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Mediatutkimus
School of History, Cultural Research and Art Studies

Learning outcomes

Social Media and Popular Culture is a collaborative course between Media Studies and Folkloristics. The course addresses some contemporary key issues in and approaches to social media and popular culture, including themes such as participation, creativity, memes, memory, selfies, hate speech, and entanglements of bodies and mobile technologies. Attention will be paid to historical and media technological continuums as well as disruptions. The aim is to learn to critically reflect on the introduced social media genres and themes, and understand them in their cultural historical and technological contexts.

General description

The course consists of weekly lectures, writing and social media assignments, literature as assigned during the course, and seminar discussions (every other week).

Seminar room E325, the 3rd floor of the Minerva building in Sirkkala on Wednesdays

11.1.2017 klo 12–14

18.1. klo 12 - 14

25.1. klo 12 - 16

1.2. klo 12 - 14

8.2. klo 12 - 16

15.2. klo 12 - 14

22.2. klo 12 -  16

Maximum number of students: 30 (priority given to students majoring in Folkloristics and Media Studies and students in the Master's Degree Pathway in Popular Culture Studies)

Examination: attendance and active participation in class, writing assignments and social media assignments

Responsible teachers: Katariina Kyrölä (Media Studies), Kaarina Koski (Folkloristics), Kirsi Hänninen  untill 31.1.2017 (Folkloristics) and Anne Heimo (Folkloristics) from 1.2.2017.

Participation at the first meeting on 11.1.2017 is mandatory to ensure your spot on the course.

Enrolment

Write a preliminary assignment of 0,5 - 1 pages. In the preliminary assignment, briefly introduce an example or a theme from social media, and explain why you find it interesting and how it could be considered popular culture. Send the preliminary assignment through Moodle (link available on this website by 15.12.2016). Enrollment is open until 5.1.2017 or until the course is full. Participation at the first meeting on 11.1.2017 is mandatory to ensure your spot on the course.

Maximum number of students: 30 (priority given to students majoring in Folkloristics and Media Studies and students in the Master's Degree Pathway in Popular Culture Studies).

Teachers responsible

Katariina Kyrölä
Kaarina Koski
kaakos[ät]utu.fi
Anne Heimo
anheimo[ät]utu.fi
Kirsi Hänninen
kimaha[ät]utu.fi