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COMN12-302: Digital Media and Society

Description

This subject introduces changes to traditional media, new computer-based communication systems and revolutionary changes in telecommunications. New communication technologies are examined in their social context by drawing on studies in economics, psychology, sociology, business and other social sciences and humanities disciplines. Digitisation, convergence and technological determinism are explored.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeCOMN12-302
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the key concepts and theories used to debate the merits of emerging media.
2. Demonstrate ability to debate in written and oral work the opposing perspectives commonly held about the value of emerging media for the health of our society.
3. Demonstrate ability to create on-line publications including a podcast and a blog.
4. Demonstrate ability to complete work suitable for public dissemination by creating professional content according to deadlines.

Prerequisites

No prior knowledge required.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018