COMN12-302: Digital Media and Society


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.

Learning outcomes

1. Knowledge of the key concepts and theories used to debate the merits of emerging media.
2. The 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. The ability to create on-line publications including a podcast and a blog.
4. The ability to complete work suitable for public dissemination by creating professional content according to deadlines.


No prior knowledge required.