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Virtual Communities/Social Media

University of California, Berkeley

42 days
Duration
2200 USD/full
2200 USD/full
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About

The Virtual Communities/Social Media course at the University of California, Berkeley will enable students to establish both theoretical and experiential foundations for making decisions and judgments regarding the relations between mediated communication and human community.

Overview

Key facts:

  • The Virtual Communities/Social Media course at the University of California, Berkeley provides an overview of the social dynamics and phenomena of the internet. This course will provide students with an understanding of the fundamental cultural and social principles of the internet, from the perspective of social sciences and with a focus upon the relationship between technology and society. This course examines the ways in which society is changing due to the introduction and wide spread use of computers and computer network communication. 
  • We will explore the subjects social and economic change due to the internet – the internet in developing nations, new social networks and their impact on social lives, predation and cyber-bullying, online gaming and the social dynamics of virtual worlds, culture without a nation – the culture of the internet, censorship and control of information, publishing open to all, dating and romance online, exploiting new technology: cyber-warfare and virtual crime.

Programme Structure

Hours & Workload

7.5 hours of instructor presentation of course materials per week, 22.5 to 20.5 hours of outside work hours per week, and 0 to 2 hours of the exchange of opinions or questions on course material per week.

Courses include: 

  • Sociology 
  • Information

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 42 days
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

4 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

International visiting students are required to have:

  • Proof of English proficiency, unless your country of origin is on the exception list
  • A non-immigrant visa
  • Proof of health insurance

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 550 USD per credit during 42 days.
  • National

    2200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 550 USD per credit during 42 days.
  • Registration Fee $450
  • Document Management Fee $62
For Intenational students: 
  • International Service Fee $400

Funding

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