UCL (University College London) is offering a free online course on Anthropology of Social Media. Over five weeks applicants will explore the impact of social media on a wide range of topics including politics, education, gender, commerce, privacy, and equality.
In this course, applicants will discover the varying uses of social media around the world and its consequences for politics, relationships and everyday life.
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Course At A Glance
Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 3 hours per week
Subject: Social Media
Institution: UCL (University College London) and Future Learn
Certificate Available: Yes
Starting Session: Date to be announced
UCL was founded in 1826. It was the first English university established after Oxford and Cambridge, the first to open up university education to those previously excluded from it, and the first to provide systematic teaching of law, architecture, and medicine.
About This Course
This free online course is based on the work of nine anthropologists who each spent 15 months in field sites in Brazil, Chile, industrial and rural China, England, India, Italy, Trinidad, and Turkey.
The course offers a new definition of social media which concentrates on the content posted, not just the capabilities of platforms. It examines the increasing importance of images in communication and the reasons why people post memes, selfies, and photographs.
Why Take This Course?
This is a free online course. Applicants can pursue a verified certificate. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts.
Over five weeks you will explore the impact of social media on a wide range of topics including politics, education, gender, commerce, privacy, and equality. You will come to understand how the consequences of social media vary from region to region.
The only requirement is an interest in social media and people.
Daniel Miller is Professor of Anthropology at University College London. He developed the Digital Anthropology program at UCL.
Elisabetta Costa is a postdoctoral research fellow at the British Institute at Ankara. She is an anthropologist specialized in the study of media and digital media in Turkey and the Middle-East.
Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow at the Digital Ethnography Research Centre and the School of Media and Communications at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.
He currently finishing my Ph.D. in anthropology, studying social media.
She is a research assistant at UCL Anthropology, managing the Global Social Media Impact Study (Why We Post). She is also an illustrator.
She is a postdoctoral researcher in anthropology
He is an Honorary Research Associate at the Department of Anthropology, UCL.
Ph.D. scholar at the Dept. of Anthropology, University College London. Anthropologist/Statistician. Research Interests: Technologies in Workplace, Org Culture & Entrepreneurship.
She is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong.
Ph.D. candidate at the Dept. of Anthropology at UCL. An artist in Chinese traditional painting and calligraphy
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