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Digital Youth

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
4
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
2 year, 1 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The interaction between media and society is uneven: different groups demonstrate different degrees of involvement in the media context This course will focus on the relationship between youth and digital technologies. During the course, we will learn about theories that describe the modern Digital Age, as well as the concepts of Traditional and New Media, Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants and Digital Nomads. The impact of digital technologies on the everyday life of young people and the active role of young people in the creation, use and redefinition of new digital technologies will be examined. One of the objectives of the course is a critical reflection on the different degrees of digitalization of modern youth.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The aim of the course is to look at different aspects of the digital life of young people Be ready to - analyze and critically reflect on the theoretical discourse of the relationship between digital media, youth and society; - review relevant empirical research on the topic of the project; - make your own empirical research (in small groups)
  • The aim of the course is to look at different aspects of the digital life of young people.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • - be able to plan their own research on the subject of digital youth;
  • - have experience of critical analysis of empirical and theoretical material on the sociology of digital youth.
  • - know the basic theoretical approaches to the analysis of digital media the main directions of the modern sociological analysis of digital youth;
  • know the basic theoretical approaches to the analysis of digital media the main directions of the modern sociological analysis of digital youth
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Media, the human being, society: history and interactions
  • Digital Media and the everyday life of young people
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class participation
    In-class participation – activity during seminars
  • non-blocking Exam
    Exam: in the format of power point presentation of the results of the research project
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 1st module
    0.4 * Exam + 0.6 * In-class participation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Digital Youth, Innovation, and the Unexpected. (2007). Netherlands, Europe: The MIT Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.5E493086
  • Subrahmanyam, K., & Šmahel, D. (2011). Digital Youth : The Role of Media in Development. New York: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=371311
  • Wesch, M., & Whitehead, N. L. (2012). Human No More : Digital Subjectivities, Unhuman Subjects, and the End of Anthropology. Boulder: University Press of Colorado. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=490947

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Christina Natalia Jesica, R. Widya S Sumadinata, & Caroline Paskarina. (2020). Effects of Mass Media and Digital Media Internet on Young Voter Participation. https://doi.org/10.31289/jppuma.v8i1.3393
  • Hudson, D. M., & Zimmermann, P. R. (2015). Thinking Through Digital Media : Transnational Environments and Locative Places. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1172804
  • The logic of connective action : Digital media and the personalization of contentious politics. (2012). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.EA6634C5