Bowdoin College offers a sociology course titled “In the Facebook Age” which analyzes sociological concepts and applies them to Facebook. According to this report at, the course is taught by sociology professor Dhiraj Murthy and covers topics from “internet privacy, to the persistence of information put online, to the opposing forces of risk and opportunity.”

The Bowdoin Orient newspaper also includes information about the course which goes beyond just Facebook including a consideration of ChatRoulette and YouTube.