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ARIN6903: Digital Media and Society

Digital media technologies are increasingly central to society, culture and everyday life. They mediate individual experience, reconfigure communities and build connections into networks. This unit introduces key theories and explores the role of digital media in visuality, feelings, identities, power relations, activist practices, mobilities and algorithmic cultures. Students are equipped with tools for researching digital cultures and sociality to design a research project using ethnographic and/or text-mining methods.

Code ARIN6903
Academic unit Media and Communications
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a critical understanding of key concepts in social studies of digital media
  • LO2. understand key debates in digital media
  • LO3. demonstrate collaboration and teamwork
  • LO4. collaboratively conceive and develop a research proposal and research report.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.