Digital Media and Society
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Media Studies, Psychology, Social Media, Sociology, Telecommunications
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
This subject introduces changes to traditional media, new computer-based communication systems and revolutionary changes in telecommunications. New communication technologies are examined in their social context by drawing on studies in economics, psychology, sociology, business and other social sciences and humanities disciplines. Digitisation, convergence and technological determinism are explored.Learning Objectives1. Knowledge of the key concepts and theories used to debate the merits of emerging media.
2. The ability to debate in written and oral work the opposing perspectives commonly held about the value of emerging media for the health of our society.
3. The ability to create on-line publications including a podcast and a blog.
4. The ability to complete work suitable for public dissemination by creating professional content according to deadlines.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.