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ALC201 - Exploring New Media: Users, Settings, Implications

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Offering information:

Not available on-campus at Geelong Waurn Ponds campus in 2013.

Enrolment modes:

(B, G, X)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 2

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Brown
Contact hours:

2 hour weekly seminar

6 x 1 hour lectures


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


The unit enables students to both explore and experience the increasing emergence of digital media technologies in the contemporary world. Topics of study include virtual identity(s), digital surveillance, online dating, sexting, pornography, ‘trial by social media’, new media and politics, digital technology in museums, and cultural representations of new media on film and elsewhere. Examining digital media in relation to diverse social, geographical, cultural, industrial, political, legal and ethical contexts, students will navigate the intersections of digital creation and critical analysis, engaging with the potential benefits and threats of digital media for personal and professional use.


Module 1 critical exercise, 25%, equivalent to 1000 words;

Module 2 critical exercise, 25%, equivalent to 1000 words;

Module 3 critical exercise, 25%, equivalent to 1000 words;

Collaborative digital media project, 25%, equivalent to 1000 words.

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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