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ALC102 - Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of New Media

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(B, G, W, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:T Cinque
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit introduces students to the study of contemporary communication in new media. It offers a critical vocabulary with which to analyse the various discourses, cultures and technologies associated with the new media. The unit examines some moral, legal and ethical implications of the new media and links them with contemporary political, social and cultural concerns such as new literacies, power relations, gender, race, ethnicity and multi-culturalism.


Annotated bibliography (750 words) 15%

Essay plan (500 words) 15%

Major Essay (2000 words) 50%

Class debate presentation or online equivalent 20%

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