Spring 2024 Human Rights GU4270 section 001

SOCIAL MEDIA AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Call Number 10862
Day & Time
Location
M 6:10pm-8:00pm
613 Hamilton Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Ted Perlmutter
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course examines how changes in information and communications technology have, over the past two decades, fundamentally transformed the practices of civil society actors engaged with human rights issues. New communications tools such as Twitter, blogs, and Facebook have changed the ways that organizations communicate with their followers and seek to influence public debate. The increasing accessibility of analytic tools for researching and visualizing changing patterns of human rights abuse has empowered groups to better understand and respond more forcefully to these issues. Indeed, the use of social media as a communications tool has made it a data source for those monitoring and analyzing patterns of activity, in ways that draw increasingly on the techniques of big data analysis.
Web Site Vergil
Department Institute for Study of Human Rights
Enrollment 9 students (22 max) as of 3:06PM Saturday, July 20, 2024
Subject Human Rights
Number GU4270
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
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Section key 20241HRTS4270G001