Courses I have taught or currently teaching are: New Media for Social Change: Promises and Perils;Research Methods in Communication; Philosophy and Practice of Communication Technologies; New Media in Organizations; and Social Psychology of New Media.
Below is my syllabus for my 'New Media for Social Change' class. Your comments/suggestions for revision of the course syllabus are welcome.
DEPARTMENT: Communication, De La Salle University, Manila
COURSE CODE: NUMEDIA
This course (NUMEDIA, New Media, Emancipation, and Participation: Promises and Perils) will expose students to the opportunities and challenges of engaging new communication technologies—such as the internet, social media, and mobile phones – for communitarian and emancipatory purposes. It addresses how the notions of ‘community', ‘emancipation’ and 'participation' have been influenced by the emergence of converging digital technologies and a network society.
This module explores the contexts and practices of ICT based interventions for communitarian participation and emancipation at the local, national and global levels to provide a cross cultural and multifaceted analysis of its ramifications and impacts. It draws on social movement and new media theories to disentangle the problems of inclusion, social capital formation, community formation, citizenship and political engagement, online deliberation, and social movement formation and transformation. Beyond learning academic debates, the students will be exposed to case studies of these new media engagements for opening communicative spaces to drive social and political change. Applying lessons on the promises and perils of new media, students in this class will critique existing online initiatives and develop their own social media campaigns.