10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: None

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. In lieu of a recognised English language level score, an English language placement test from the ELTC can be taken.

Aims/Description: This module focuses on the uses of digital technology for social networking and offers students opportunities to engage in critical reading and interpretation of how social media are used in different scenarios to convey meaning. We will look at several different kinds of social media including blogs, Twitter, Facebook and other social networking platforms to see how language, text and images are used. Students will develop digital literacy and extend their English language skills while engaging in a critical exploration of social media and networking practices.

Restrictions on availability: Available only to ERASMUS and Study Abroad students with English a second or foreign language. Priority for places will be given to those students with English as a major subject at their home institution.

Staff Contact: TURNER ANNE E
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Practical skills assessment

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK