Media and Digital Cultures

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Media and Digital Cultures

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    20 100-level MDIA points

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    This course introduces some of the key arguments and issues discussed in the rapidly developing field of new media studies. We examine how digital technologies (such as the Internet, digital music, video games) are transforming contemporary culture and every day life, and in turn, how cultural, economic, and political forces shape these technologies. 100% internal assessment.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate familiarity with recent and emerging theories of new media
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of recent and emerging methods of new media analysis
    3. Demonstrate further development of their written, spoken and visual communication literacies
    4. Demonstrate critical analytical skills in relation to new media theories and practices.

    Assessment
    Short Essay- 30%
    Essay- 40%
    Tutorial Paper- 30%

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