Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 40 hours - 2 x 1 hour lectures per week and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week. plus another 4 x 1 hour practical sessions per semester (OPTIONAL) |
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Michael Arnold
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 our daily lives? 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 social media and its implications for personal identity and intimacy; "dark" uses of the Internet - such as for surveillance and criminal activity; and other interesting personal, ethical, and political issues which arise through activity on the Internet. Lectures, tutorials and student Blogs will equip students with the knowledge needed to critically appraise the interrelations between the Internet and society, and optional practical sessions will be used to build basic technical skills.
On successful completion of this subject students should:
Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. After five days late assessment will not be marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.
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Subject readings will be available on-line and extensive use of other on-line resources will be made.
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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|
|Links to further information:||breadth.unimelb.edu.au/home|
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