A relatively new article on the Huffington Post TECH discusses a new program at Newberry College allowing students to major in Social Media. Tania Sosiak, the founder of the school’s social media program, answers questions about the program and determines the differences from other communication programs, and how she believes it is important to today’s society.
She says the students will take a blend of graphic design, communications, marketing, business, psychology and statistics courses, then four new social media courses. These courses (much like here at Eastern) will be incorporate things like a senior capstone class, as well as a computer science social media publishing platforms class.
Although having a student only major in social media seems a bit wild, I believe that due to the increasing importance of social media it is a step in the right direct for schools to acknowlege this. Personally, I would not solely major in social media, but if Eastern was to offer a social media major, it would be a great option as a second major.
Posted by Lindsay LaChance