Courses for Exchange Students (spring 2017) | Institute of Social Studies, University of Tartu
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Contacts of UT units

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5341
Faculty address: 
Jakobi 2 - 116-121, 51014, Tartu
  • Institute of History and Archaeology
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5651
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51003, Tartu
  • Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5221
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51014, Tartu
  • Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5314
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, III, rooms 309-352, 51014, Tartu
  • Institute of Cultural Research and Arts
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5223
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 16, 51003, Tartu
  • School of Theology and Religious Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5301
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18-310, 50090, Tartu
  • College of Foreign Languages and Cultures
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, 51003, Tartu
  • Viljandi Culture Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 435 5232
    Faculty address: 
    Posti 1, 71004, Viljandi
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5957
Faculty address: 
Lossi 36, 51003, Tartu
  • Institute of Education
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6440
    Faculty address: 
    Salme 1a, room 29, 50103, Tartu
  • Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5582
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, roomm 301, 51003, Tartu
  • School of Economics and Business Administration
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6310
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 4-A315, 51009, Tartu
  • Institute of Psychology
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5902
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 2, 50409, Tartu
  • School of Law
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5390
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 20, 50409, Tartu
  • Institute of Social Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5188
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003, Tartu
  • Narva College
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 740 1900
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 2, 20307, Narva
  • Pärnu College
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 445 0520
    Faculty address: 
    Ringi 35, 80012, Pärnu
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5326
Faculty address: 
Ravila 19, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    +(372) 737 4210
    Faculty address: 
    Biomeedikum, Ravila 19, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Pharmacy
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5286
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Dentistry
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 731 9856
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 6, 51003, Tartu
  • Institute of Clinical Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5323
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 8, 51014, Tartu, Eesti
  • Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 4190
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Sport Sciences and Physiotherapy
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5360
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 5-205, 51014, Tartu
Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5820
Faculty address: 
Vanemuise 46-208, 51014, Tartu
  • Institute of Computer Science
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5445
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409, Tartu
  • Estonian Marine Institute
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 671 8902
    Faculty address: 
    Mäealuse 14, 12618, Tallinn
  • Institute of Physics
    Faculty address: 
    W. Ostwaldi Str 1, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Chemistry
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5261
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 14a, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Mathematics and Statistics
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5860
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409, Tartu
  • Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5011
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23, 23b-134, 51010, Tartu
  • Institute of Technology
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 4800
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5835
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51014, Tartu
Institutions
  • Library
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5702
    Faculty address: 
    W.Struve 1, 50091, Tartu
  • Youth Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5581
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 38, 51003, Tartu
  • Estonian Genome Center
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 4000
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23b, 51010, Tartu
  • Museum
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5674
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 25, 51014, Tartu
  • University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6076
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51014, Tartu
Support Units
  • Administrative Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5606
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51014, Tartu
  • University Office in Tallinn
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6600
    Faculty address: 
    Teatri väljak 3, 10143 Tallinn
  • Estates Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5137
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51014, Tartu
  • Finance Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5125
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 4, 51014, Tartu
  • Information Technology Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6000, arvutiabi: 737 5500
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51014, Tartu
  • Internal Audit Office
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 17-114, 51014, Tartu
  • Marketing and Communication Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5687
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, ruum 210, 50090, Tartu
  • Office of Academic Affairs
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6215
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090, Tartu
  • Office of Research and Development
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6192
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III korrus, 51003, Tartu
  • Human Resources Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5145
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 302 and 304, 50090, Tartu
  • Rector's Strategy Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5600
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 51014, Tartu
  • Student Council
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5400
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18b, 51014, Tartu
Other Units
  • University of Tartu Academic Sports Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5371
    Faculty address: 
    Ujula 4, 51008 Tartu
  • Tartu Student Village
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 9959
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 25, 51013 Tartu
  • Tartu Students’ Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 730 2400
    Faculty address: 
    Kalevi 24, 51010 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Press
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5945
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
  • Tartu University Hospital
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 1a, 50406 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Foundation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5852
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
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Contacts of UT units

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5341
Faculty address: 
Jakobi 2 - 116-121, 51014, Tartu
  • Institute of History and Archaeology
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5651
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51003, Tartu
  • Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5221
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51014, Tartu
  • Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5314
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, III, rooms 309-352, 51014, Tartu
  • Institute of Cultural Research and Arts
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5223
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 16, 51003, Tartu
  • School of Theology and Religious Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5301
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18-310, 50090, Tartu
  • College of Foreign Languages and Cultures
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, 51003, Tartu
  • Viljandi Culture Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 435 5232
    Faculty address: 
    Posti 1, 71004, Viljandi
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5957
Faculty address: 
Lossi 36, 51003, Tartu
  • Institute of Education
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6440
    Faculty address: 
    Salme 1a, room 29, 50103, Tartu
  • Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5582
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, roomm 301, 51003, Tartu
  • School of Economics and Business Administration
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6310
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 4-A315, 51009, Tartu
  • Institute of Psychology
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5902
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 2, 50409, Tartu
  • School of Law
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5390
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 20, 50409, Tartu
  • Institute of Social Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5188
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003, Tartu
  • Narva College
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 740 1900
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 2, 20307, Narva
  • Pärnu College
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 445 0520
    Faculty address: 
    Ringi 35, 80012, Pärnu
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5326
Faculty address: 
Ravila 19, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    +(372) 737 4210
    Faculty address: 
    Biomeedikum, Ravila 19, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Pharmacy
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5286
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Dentistry
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 731 9856
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 6, 51003, Tartu
  • Institute of Clinical Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5323
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 8, 51014, Tartu, Eesti
  • Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 4190
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Sport Sciences and Physiotherapy
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5360
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 5-205, 51014, Tartu
Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5820
Faculty address: 
Vanemuise 46-208, 51014, Tartu
  • Institute of Computer Science
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5445
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409, Tartu
  • Estonian Marine Institute
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 671 8902
    Faculty address: 
    Mäealuse 14, 12618, Tallinn
  • Institute of Physics
    Faculty address: 
    W. Ostwaldi Str 1, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Chemistry
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5261
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 14a, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Mathematics and Statistics
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5860
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409, Tartu
  • Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5011
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23, 23b-134, 51010, Tartu
  • Institute of Technology
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 4800
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411, Tartu
  • Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5835
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51014, Tartu
Institutions
  • Library
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5702
    Faculty address: 
    W.Struve 1, 50091, Tartu
  • Youth Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5581
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 38, 51003, Tartu
  • Estonian Genome Center
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 4000
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23b, 51010, Tartu
  • Museum
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5674
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 25, 51014, Tartu
  • University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6076
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51014, Tartu
Support Units
  • Administrative Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5606
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51014, Tartu
  • University Office in Tallinn
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6600
    Faculty address: 
    Teatri väljak 3, 10143 Tallinn
  • Estates Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5137
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51014, Tartu
  • Finance Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5125
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 4, 51014, Tartu
  • Information Technology Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6000, arvutiabi: 737 5500
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51014, Tartu
  • Internal Audit Office
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 17-114, 51014, Tartu
  • Marketing and Communication Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5687
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, ruum 210, 50090, Tartu
  • Office of Academic Affairs
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6215
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090, Tartu
  • Office of Research and Development
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6192
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III korrus, 51003, Tartu
  • Human Resources Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5145
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 302 and 304, 50090, Tartu
  • Rector's Strategy Office
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5600
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 51014, Tartu
  • Student Council
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5400
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18b, 51014, Tartu
Other Units
  • University of Tartu Academic Sports Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5371
    Faculty address: 
    Ujula 4, 51008 Tartu
  • Tartu Student Village
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 9959
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 25, 51013 Tartu
  • Tartu Students’ Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 730 2400
    Faculty address: 
    Kalevi 24, 51010 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Press
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5945
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
  • Tartu University Hospital
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 1a, 50406 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Foundation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5852
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • View all other units

Courses for Exchange Students (spring 2017)

Courses in spring semester 2016/2017 (from February to May); almost all courses are suitable for bachelor's and master's students.
 

Сommunication for development in the Eastern Partnership region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) SHZU.03.006

Lecturer:  Anastasiya Nurzhynska

This course will give you an opportunity to develop an understanding of the communication for development by analyzing the media landscape and public relations process in the Eastern Partnership region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine). You will practice in developing communication campaigns on reforms, conflict resolution and other pressing social issues in the region. As a bonus we will discuss how to build a career as a communication expert in international organizations.
 
Course Objectives:
 
  • To provide an overview of the purpose of communication for development and the process through which PR is practiced strategically in the Eastern Partnership region.To provide an overview of the purpose of communication for development and the process through which PR is practiced strategically in the Eastern Partnership region.
  • To analyze and compare media landscape for implementing communication for development campaigns in the Eastern Partnership region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine), its challenges and opportunities. 
  • To practice in developing and implementing the campaigns in the region persuasively, clearly and successfully.
  • To analyze the requirement to professional profile by international organizations including CV, cover letter and interview. 


Basics of AV Production II (2 ECTS) SHZU.01.004

Lecturers: Eleri Lõhmus, Dr. Kadri Ugur

Students who did not pass the first part of the course are welcome to attend the course.

During the course, students will create a web page that consists of their own audiovisual production. The aim of the course is to give students an overview of the characteristics of quality audiovisual texts, digital media production and technical tools used in post production, the possibilities of social media to communicate one’s own message and practice individual and collective production.

As the result of the course the student:
- is able to analyze the basic level of technical quality and content of the audio-visual text
- is able to analyze his/her own and fellow students' audio-visual production
- has an overview of the general working principles of audio and video recording devices
- is able to choose the appropriate tools to communicate his/her own message
- acquires an overview of the general principles of audio and video post production
- acquires the experience of cooperation with other students in the process of the audiovisual production.

 

Communication Theory (6 ECTS) SOZU.03.008 (Only for MA students)

Lecturers: Külliki Seppel, Dr. Marko Uibu

The course provides systemic knowledge of social theories of communication of the 20th century. The aim is to give knowledge of different theoretical paradigms and important terms and to teach to discuss topics related to the development of society. The main authors and topics are:

-       Different approaches to communication, communication theory and its relation to media and mass communication theories (McQuail)
-       Communication from individual perspective (Ang, Alasuutari, Certeau)
-       Social construction of reality in the communication processes (Berger and Luckmann, Habermas), life-world (Schutz)
-       Classical critical approach to communication (Marx and Engels, Adorno, Althusser)
-       ideology (Žižek, Habermas, van Dijk)
-       Symbolic power (Bourdieu)
-       Society, discourse and power (Foucault, Bahtin, Kristeva, Vygotsky)
-       Functionalist approach to communication processes and systems theory (Luhmann)

 

Contemporary Issues of the Information Age (3ECTS) SHZU.05.033

Lecturers: Maria Murumaa-Mengel, Prof. Dr. Andra Siibak

The aim of the course is to introduce the theoretical and empirical concepts of the information society, and to discuss the contemporary issues of the information age. Introduced and discussed problem areas are all connected to digital literacies.

After completing the course a student is
- familiar with more common theories and everyday concepts of information society, both on macro and micro level;
- familiar with the vocabulary and related topics;
- student will recognize and formulate research problems or puzzles;
- able to discuss the contemporary issues of the information age.

 

Demography (3ECTS) SOSS.04.012

Lecturers: Dr. Mare Ainsaar, Kadri Soo

The aim of the course is to learn the main theories and background of demographic processes and their measurement instruments. The course consists of the following topics: population change, migration, fertility, mortality, recent population changes in Europe, measurement of population processes.

The students who pass the course:
-        Know and are able to analyse the main factors behind fertility changes
-        Know and are able to analyse the main factors behind mortality changes
-        Know and are able to analyse the main factors behind migration changes
-        Know the most essential demographic theories and are able to apply them empirically.
-        Are able to calculate the main demographic indicators and understand the meaning of these indicators.

 

Financial Literacy and Behavioural Finance (3ECTS) SVUH.06.005

Lecturer: Leonore Riitsalu

The aim of the course is to get an overview of the nature of financial literacy and learn the ways of influencing behaviour in managing personal finances. This course is suitable for anyone interested in this topic as we are all consumers, but it may be of greater professional interests for students of sociology, psychology, economics and political science.

On completion of this course students are expected to have achieved the following outcomes:
 - Understands the nature of financial literacy, knows the main definitions and is able to discuss the beliefs of different schools of thought in financial literacy research;
- Is familiar with ways of measuring financial literacy, knows the main sources of information and is able to analyse the survey results;
- Understands the importance of planning personal finances for both the short and long term and knows the tools for doing that;
- Knows the basics of financial services (e.g. deposits, loans, investment funds) and is able to compare the conditions of several providers for choosing the service that best meets her or his needs and to avoid getting into financial difficulties;
- Is aware of the factors influencing behaviour in managing personal finances and knows ways of overcoming them;
- Knows the key findings of Behavioural Economics and Behavioural Finance
- Is capable to provide suggestions to providers of financial education and policymakers for helping individuals to make wise choices in managing their personal finances;
- Knows the main limitations of studying and influencing behaviour.

 

Semiotics of New Media (3 ECTS) SVUH.02.001

Lecturer: Dr. Mari-Liis Madisson

The aim of the course is to introduce the basic frameworks of semiotics that are applicable in analysis of contemporary media processes and phenomena.

The course consists of seven thematic sections which all include lectures and seminars:
- Introduction: what is semiotics of new media? The main schools of new media semiotics and the specifics of Tartu semiotics. The importance of semiotic analysis in the context of contemporary attention economy
- The basic concepts of contemporary media semiotics: modularity, hypertextuality, the construction and interpretation of multimodal and interactive texts, ambiguous authorship
- Have new ICTs lead to the rise of a new socio-cultural paradigm: digimodernism (new sincerity), performatism, metamodernism etc?
- New media texts and narrativity: transmedia storytelling, interpreter as the main organizing center of new media narratives
- Visual turn: "phatic" culture, the toolbox of analyzing visual rhetoric, the phenomenon of selfies
- New media and the semiotic construction of identities: identification processes in social media and in more specific online communities. ICT-s as cornerstone of contemporary identity-discourse: e-patriotism.
- Participatory culture and the specifics of viral text-creation: different approaches to peer-production, main typologies of "memes".

 

Social Developments in the Baltic Sea Region Societies (6 ECTS) SOSS.00.096

Lecturers: Andu Rämmer and many others

The course will focus on comparative analysis and contextual interpretation of societal changes in the countries of the Baltic Sea Region. In particular, it provides insights into socio-demographic behaviour and family structures, problems related with economic and cultural inequalities, respective policies and dominating values. The course lays on the empirical findings from several comparative studies in the field. The participating students will have an opportunity to contribute for the comparative understanding of the Baltic Sea Region societies by their active classroom discussions, individual homework and empirical comparative analyses.

After completing the course a student:
- will know and understand the main developmental trends in different spheres of the Baltic Sea Region societies
- will know and understand the principles of comparative methodology and is able to apply them in empirical comparative analysis based on ESS data
- is able to interpret the results of comparative data analysis in the context of different societies.

 

Sociology of Work and Labour Market (3 ECTS) SOSS.02.116

Lecturer: Dr. Ave Roots

The course gives an overview of the sociological conceptions of work and labour market and the processes in the labour market.

After completing the course students:

- have an overview of the sociological conceptions of work and labour market theories and processes in the labour market
- can raise a research question based on earlier research and theories and
- can find an answer using empirical data and data analysis.

 

Youth Culture and Social Media (3ECTS) SHZU.00.014

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Andra Siibak

Have you ever wondered:

-  Whom do we refer to when we are talking about the digital generation?
-  Are the so-called digital immigrants really so ignorant about social media?
- Why do the teens look far too sexy and cool on their Facebook profile images?
- What kind of digital footprints do the young people leave behind?
- If privacy dead for the young generation?
- How can young people make use of social media as a tool for democracy and free speech?

The course Youth Culture and Social Media will help you to find answers to those and many other questions related to young people’s social media (social networking sites, blogs, YouTube, micro-blogs) use. 

The aim of the course is to introduce various social media practices young people (but also others) often engage in. A special emphasis is paid on the possible opportunities and risks when engaging in social media. The course consists of lectures, seminars and practical individual work assignments.

Learning outcomes:

-  The student is familiar with the main new media theories and empirical case studies on the field;
-  The student has an overview about the opportunities and risks when engaging in social media;
-  The student has the ability to critically analyze social media usage practices of themselves and other users;
-  The student is able to use the information in shaping one's own online behaviour.