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Topics in Communication Studies (395-0-21)


Social Media, Technology, & Mental Health


Sarah Whitney Syversen

Meeting Info

Frances Searle Building 2370: Mon, Wed 12:30PM - 1:50PM

Overview of class

This course will examine the relationship between social media, technology, and mental health. Students will explore and critically analyze social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs) and technology (apps, online therapy, video games) used to address mental health concerns. Conversely, students will scrutinize social media, technology, its impact on mental health and wellness, with special attention paid to topics such as social comparison and online self-presentation.