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ALC102 - Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of New Media

Unit details

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2014 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:T Cinque




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Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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