106年第2學期-2163 社交網絡、社交媒體與社會變革研究 課程資訊
|Midterm & Final Exams||50||format will be either oral or written (student option)|
|in class||50||attendance, preparation, speaking/listening in class|
The purpose of this course is to use English resources and communication, along with sociological thought and social sciences methodology, to study social change (社會變革) through the development of social networks(社交網絡), volunteering(志願者), and non-profit organizations (非營利組織) in Taiwan and the world. The students will begin with some background reading in social networks(聯網), social capital (社會資本), volunteer theory (志願者理論), and other concepts that provide a foundation for sociological study of small groups and networking. After a theoretical and historical introduction, the course will be project-based (專題研習) in order to develop an understanding of the social processes in community involvement (社區參與). Students will complete two small-group projects (midterm and final) based on their research of community organizations (社區組織) such as non-profit organizations (非營利組織) or non-governmental organizations(非政府組織) and student/community clubs. In addition to studying community networks and using social media(社交媒體), students will also develop their English discussion and presentation skills by preparing media presentations to present to classmates as well as questions for discussion.
On completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. understand the concepts of networking聯網, community organization社區組織, social media社交媒體, social capital社會資本, volunteerism志願者理論and social change社會變革;
2. express their opinions to and exchange ideas about society with classmates and other speakers in English in an international context;
3. communicate ideas in English for discussion/debate/casual and formal presentation; and
4. navigate social media and community social networks to bring about social change.