Introduction to Digital Communication

Course code CMNS1000Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Introduces students to a range of digital media forms and practices. It deals with some of the social, political and cultural implications of digital media, focusing particularly on the Internet. Students will also gain skills in the use of the Internet as a research tool for communication culture.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
UoN SingaporeTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Recognise the basic principles of web page design and apply these to their own practice using designated computer software

2. Demonstrate integrated creative, technical, and computer skills by developing publications at a professional standard for an online environment.

3. Use the Internet and World Wide Web as academic research tools.

4. Apply knowledge of the social, political and cultural impacts of digital communication to professional practice.

5. Employ narrative and interactive design principles to assess and create professional online publications.
ContentStudents will be introduced to web page design and construction and will research the social, political, and cultural impacts of digital communication. During the production/workshop sessions students will:

1. Gain an understanding of a content management and publishing system;

2. Gain an understanding of graphic file formats suitable for web delivery;

3. Develop Internet and World Wide Web research techniques;

4. Develop an understanding of the social, political and cultural impacts of digital communication.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAs this is an introductory course there is no assumed knowledge but general computer competence is an advantage.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Student Projects
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Laboratory Exercises
Contact HoursComputer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CMNS1000