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Seminar Discussion Topics

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Discussion topics for graduate- or professional-level seminars:

  • ? What experience have seminar participants had in situations where social media warfare strategies or tactics were used in a campus protest?
  • ? What experience have seminar participants had in developing social media guidelines for students or faculty?
  • ? What courses on social media have seminar participants taken in the past? What courses on social media do seminar participants plan to take in the future?

Seminar Group Project

Divide participants into multiple groups with each group taking 10—15 minutes to develop a list of social media warfare research topics. Upon completion, have groups exchange their lists of social media warfare research topics, with groups taking 10—15 minutes to review the lists and expand upon them. Meet as a group and discuss what research topics are the most important and should be addressed with the highest priority.


  • 1. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2016. Electronic aggression: Technology and youth violence. Accessed September 22, 2016. violenceprevention/youthviolence/electronicaggression/index.html.
  • 2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. What is cyberbullying. Accessed September 22, 2016. html.
  • 3. New York City Department of Education. 2013. Student social media guidelines.

Accessed October 2, 2016.

  • 9BD5-42AA-8D85-005D0FC8AA23/0/Student_Social_MediaGuidelines_ finalv3_20140128.pdf.
  • 4. University of Memphis. 2014. Social media handbook. November 12. Accessed October 3, 2016.
  • 5. U.S. Government, About us. Accessed October 3, 2016. https://kids.usa. gov/about-us/index.shtml.
  • 6. Maryland Higher Education Commission. 2016. Academic program proposal. Accessed October 3, 2016. ments/acadaff/acadproginstitapprovals/Proposals/PP15332.pdf.
  • 7. Utah State Board of Education. 2012. Social media marketing. Accessed October
  • 3, 2016.


  • 8. Birmingham City University, Birmingham School of Media. Courses. Accessed October 3, 2016.
  • 9. Georgetown University. Social Media Management. Accessed October 3, 2016.
  • 10. University of Maine at Augusta. The Social Media Certificate. Accessed October 3, 2016. social-media/
  • 11. Rutgers University, Rutgers Business School. Social Media Marketing. Accessed October 3, 2016. mini-mba-social-media-marketing.
  • 12. Pace University. MS in Social Media and Mobile Marketing. Accessed October 3, 2016.
  • 13. Hsieh, Michael. Social media in strategic communication (SMISC). The Defense Advance Research Project Agency (DARPA). Accessed October 4, 2016. http://
  • 14. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Considerations and recommendations concerning Internet research and human subjects research regulations. Accessed October 4, 2016. mtgings/2013%20March%20Mtg/internet_research.pdf.
  • 15. Voice of America News. 2015. Missouri protests embolden minorities on other U.S. campuses. Accessed October 4, 2016. embolden-minorities-on-other-us-campuses/3056726.html.
  • 16. McKitterick, Molly. 2015. Mizzou unrest spreads to other campuses. Accessed October 4, 2016. puses/3056105.html.
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