Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code BCM 207
Subject Name Digital Dissent
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp at any level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence DIGC210
Assessment Proposal - Project Proposal (1000 words) 25% Project - Project Outcomes (1,5000 words) 35% Report - Essay or Report (2000 words) 40%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.
Availability Not Available in 2019

Subject Description
Digital technologies and social media applications are developed by researchers, corporations and citizens, regulated by governments, and used as tools by activists. This course focuses on the recent chain of socio-political uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, North America, Asia and Australia to examine the use of new media as a tool for political mobilization in protest platforms in local, regional and transnational contexts. Students in this course will track a number of social issues through case studies to comprehend the differences in representational modes between mainstream, alternative, and social media. Students will also reflect on the extent to which digital activism is empowering or debilitating in a range of contexts.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of issues concerning regulation and social action in relation to digital communications
2. Demonstrate a capacity to communicate using digital technologies
3. Organise a class-based simulation using digital technologies
4. Design a project probing the dynamics of regulation and/or social action involving digital communication technologies

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