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 DIGC335
Subject Name Cybercultures
Credit Points 8
Pre-Requisites 16cp at 200 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence MACS335 BCM325
Assessment Journal/Blog - Blog Posts 30%, Assignment - Research Report or Digital Artifact 45%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.167
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096 
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
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
This subject covers the texts, practices and impact of online communication from a national and international perspective. Students will examine the conceptualisation of the digital environment and its inhabitants; consider how concepts of the body, gender, identity and community are formulated; scrutinise notions of authority and authority, reading and interactivity; engage with the emergence of memes and the practices of social media; explore issues of access and equity and policies dealing with regulation, copyright, privacy and surveillance, using case studies from several countries.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a familiarity with the conceptual basis for digital media
2. Demonstrate an awareness of the main debates inspired by the media and an understanding of its impact on culture in Australia and elsewhere
3. Critically analyse and discuss the implications of the texts and practices found in the electronic environment using an appropriate theoretical framework
4. Express clearly, in written and oral form, views on issues raised by the subject
5. Critically evaluate the views and approaches of others (e.g. scholars, fellow students) on and to issues raised by the subject
6. Demonstrate the ability to understand research using primary and secondary sources

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
FACULTY & DISCIPLINE GRADUATE QUALITIES: Problem solvers, effective communicators (written & oral), informed independent learners, responsible.

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