Network society and internet cultures

7.5 credits

The aim of this course is to provide students with the theoretical foundations for understanding and developing critical thinking skills regarding new social patterns, interactions and cultures that emerge when people intensively use social media and the web as channels for communication. The course will mostly cover:

• Discuss relevant concepts and contemporary approaches in the field of network society and internet cultures. This involves understanding how digital networks have been changing the way people network. For example, understand the impact of these changes on human communication, law and policy making, technical infrastructure and privacy.

• Discuss how the digitalization and corresponding tools for making cultural digital content are influencing the way people create, consume, and share online content.

• Discuss, design, and create scenarios involving digital networks platforms.

• Discuss how organizations are exploring the new digital networks and its impact on surrounding culture and society and understand how aspects of markets and marketing models interplay with societal and cultural changes.

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also one of Europe’s greenest cities where you have easy access to nature, forest and lakes.

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