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ALC201 - Exploring New Media: Users, Settings, Implications

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

Final year of offer 2015

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




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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, 30%, equivalent to 1200 words;

Module 2 critical exercise, 40%, equivalent to 1600 words;

Module 3 critical exercise, 30%, equivalent to 1200 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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