Online Community Building and Digital Activism

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Course Number



C. Diaz-Eaton

Course Long Title

Online Community Building and Digital Activism


In this course, students examine digital citizenship from the perspective of online community building. They explore theories of collective action, community building, and network assembly, for example, the use of community organizing to propagate information in systems. In this community-engaged learning course, students produce a plan for social media and online organization for a partner community in higher education or STEM education. Recommended background: Prior critical-studies-oriented digital and computational studies course or similar coursework in Africana, American studies, Latin American and Latinx studies, and/or gender and sexuality studies.

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(DCS: Critical Digital St.), (DCS: Praxis)

INDS Program Relationship

IDDC - DCA Program

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years