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|Unit chair:||A Brown|
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 explore the increasing emergence of new media technologies in the contemporary world. Students will examine issues such as the nature and impact of the internet and the ‘digital divide’; theoretical understandings of social media, digital participation and user-generated content; the implications of expanding digital entertainment industries; and the intensity and pervasiveness of the ‘Surveillance Society’. The 21st century communications environment is considered in relation to diverse social, geographical, cultural, industrial, political, legal and ethical contexts. Students will both explore and experience the intersections of digital creation and critical analysis, engaging with the potential benefits and threats of new media for personal and professional use.
Critical reflection entries, 25%, equivalent to 1000 words
Collaborative digital media project and peer review, 25%, equivalent to 1000 words
Annotated bibliography, 15%
Research essay, 35%, 1500 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.