Social Technologies, M.A. - Advising
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Forming a relationship with a faculty advisor is one of the most important elements of graduate college. Your advisor can help you in selecting the proper courses, in developing a capstone project, and, more generally, in understanding the complexities of graduate-level education. Each MA student must identify two faculty advisors. When you submit your plan of study, you will be required to list a Chair (primary advisor) and, prior to graduation, you will be required to update your plan with a second committee member (secondary advisor).
For tips on finding your faculty advisor see the MAST Program Handbook.
Advanced students in the MAST program with specialized and well-developed topics may choose to take STC 580; Practicum, STC 590: Reading and Conference, or STC 592:Research as an individualized instruction course, working with a faculty member independently. Please refer to the MAST Program Handbook for additional policies. After consulting with the faculty member with whom you want to work, please complete the Online Individualized Instruction Form. After completing the form, it may take several days to receive the line number to register. Please submit the request to complete an individualized instruction course two weeks prior to the start of any academic semester.
Important Policies and Procedures
Plan of Study
As an MAST student, the iPOS must contain the following degree requirements and list two faculty advisors:
Required Core (6 credit hours)
STC 510 Applied Social Technology (3)
Elective and Research Courses (21 credit hours)
CMN 557 Communication and Technology (3)
CMN 570 Communication and Advocacy in Social Context (3)
COM 459 Social Media Networks (3)
MAS 513 Sociology of Everyday Life (3)
SOC 419 Organizations and Technological Change (3)
STC 520 Advocacy and Social Technology (3)
STC 525 Politics and Social Technology (3)
STC 530 Technology and Collaboration (3)
STC 535 Networked Social Technologies (3)
STC 537 Community Informatics (3)
STC 540 Critical/Cultural Approaches to Social Technology (3)
STC 545 Games as Social Technology (3)
STC 547 Political Economy of Social Technology (3)
Culminating Experience (6 credit hours)
Additional Curriculum Information
Generally, the applied project will begin as a piece of work for one of the courses, and be developed further with the help of the student's Chair and committee member. It will be developed to conclusion as part of a two-course capstone sequence at the end of the student's program.
Applied Project Proposal