Social Media for Public Service Professionals
As a public or nonprofit professional, you can no longer ignore social media.
Whether you choose to opt-out of these technologies, fully embrace them, or find a middle ground, this decision is becoming increasingly relevant to our work.
Portland State’s College of Urban and Public Affairs is now offering a 3-credit course which will explore the social media landscape and its influence on our world and provide hands-on training for evaluating and using social media tools in the context of a strategic public engagement program.
Along with short papers, a final project will consist of developing a comprehensive social media plan for a real organization. If you’ve been waiting to implement such a plan in your workplace, here’s your chance!
Dates, Times, Locations
The course is offered as a weekend intensive on Friday evenings (6:00 - 9:00 PM) and Saturdays (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM):
- April 11 and 12
- May 2 and 3
- May 16 and 17
This course is offered through the Public Administration Division for three undergraduate (PA 410) or three graduate (PA 510) credits.
Course Name: Social Media for Public Service Professionals
Instructors: Chris Palmedo and Thomas Frank
Undergraduate Course Number: PA 410
Graduate Course Number: PA 510
Graduate CRN: 65674
If you are not currently enrolled at PSU, or have never registered for courses at PSU, you may register as a non-degree student. Students may enroll on a non-degree basis in as many as eight credits per term (fall, winter and spring) and as many as 21 credits in summer.
There are three basic steps:
- Create a student account to obtain a student ID number (9xx-xx-xxxx).
- Create an ODIN username. Your ODIN ID is what you will use to log into the various PSU systems, including the registration system, Google services, campus wi-fi, etc.
- Register for courses by searching for the course title, instructor, or Course Registration Number (CRN).