Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2014-74
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Eduardo Pagan, Chair
Date of First Reading: April 28, 2014
Date of Second Reading: Via e-mail on 9/11/14
Title of Motion: Request from the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences – School of Social and Behavioral Sciences – for the establishment of a graduate degree– MA in Social Technologies
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences – School of Social and Behavioral Sciences- for the establishment of a graduate degree – MA in Social Technologies
Rationale: This master’s program is focused on understanding how social technologies are related to different forms of social change in a range of organizational contexts. The program is grounded in social, behavioral, critical, cultural, and design approaches to social technologies, and would prepare students for careers in social media, community management, and cognate fields, as well as for doctoral work in social technologies. Students would leave the program with a thorough grounding in social theory and applied research methods relating to understanding the social uses of interactive environments, networked technologies, and mobile computing.