Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
1 one-hour lecture per week
1 one-hour “NetShop” innovative student experience per week. This will take one of the following forms per week: panel, interview, video, film, demonstration, podcast, and so forth.
1 one-hour tutorial per week
Optional: weekly one hour ‘technical skills’ laboratory
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours (up to 48 including optional laboratory sessions) |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours total time commitment.
|Prerequisites:||Enrplment in any current or new generation degree|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||-|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||-|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorProf Steve Howard
|Subject Overview:||The internet is now a familiar part of everyday life. But what exactly is the Internet? What is it used for? And how is it implicated in the transformation of society, culture, community and even our own sense of identity? This subject examines these and other critical questions in exploring the complex interplay between the technical and social dimensions of the internet. Among the topics we cover here are the emergence of new forms of media culture, art, and commerce online, the nature and limitations of virtual communities and the implications for personal identity and intimacy, and the complex legal, ethical, and political issues which arise through activity on the internet. Tutorials and lectures will equip students with the knowledge needed to critically appraise the interrelations between the internet and society, and laboratories will be used to build basic technical skills. Students taking this subject will also have “hands-on” experience in participating in an online community|
On completion of the subject graduates should:
Compulsory participation in both on-line forums and in tutorials: 20%
It is a requirement of passing this subject that students attend 80% of the tutorials.
|Prescribed Texts:||There are no prescribed texts for this subject. Students will be given a reading pack, and extensive use of on-line resources will be made.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject students should have developed the ability to: |
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