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JRNL 420 Decoding Social Media

Examines the challenges, opportunities and foundational research related to the emergence of social media platforms, services and tools as part of an evolving media ecosystem. Political, social, ethical and legal implications for media organizations, journalists and citizens.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Pre-reqs: (Restricted to fourth-year students. Prior to registration, a minimum of 12-credits of 300-level courses related to media, technology and/or communications recommended.)

Status Section Activity Term Mode of Delivery Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments Course Requires
In-Person Attendance
RestrictedJRNL 420 001Seminar2In-Person Mon13:3016:30

This course is cross-listed with JRNL 520A. The course is open to 4th year BMS. BA 4th year may request permission to enrol by sending an email to:

This course will take place online. Course access will be emailed to students prior to start of the first class.