Digital Culture

Course code FMCS3100Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Wikis and blogs, podcasts, YouTube, Facebook and iEverything; increasingly our culture is mediated by information and communication technology. This course will examine the ways that the new technologies are affecting everyday life, culture, institutions, communities and identity. Grounded in cultural studies, the course will explore a variety of topics from several methodological approaches, using specific projects to connect theory and practice.

Available in 2015

On-Line from CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe course will explore the relationship between digital technologies and culture, assisting students to develop knowledge and skills that will enable them to:
1. utilise a range of digital information and communication technologies;
2. engage in contemporary debates on the implications of digital culture;
3. identify and critically analyse key issues emerging from recent research into digital culture;
4. apply appropriate research strategies to digital communication and culture.
ContentThe course will focus on the use of digital and networked technologies in contemporary culture. Topics could include:
* Remix Culture.
* Gifting technologies.
* Identities and avatars.
* Private thoughts, public spaces.
* Participatory culture.
* Imagining community.
* Collective action.
* Mobile technologies.
* Collaborative authorship.
* Social gaming.
* Virtual worlds.
Or other relevant contemporary topics.
Replacing Course(s)CULT3020 Digital Culture and CULT3370 Cultural Politics and the Arts
TransitionStudents are not permitted to enrol in FMCS3100 Digital Culture if they have previously completed CULT3020 Digital Culture or CULT3370 Cultural Politics and the Arts.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge60 units at 1000 level.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Journal2000 words, 40%
Projects2 projects, 1500 words (30% each) 60%
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Student Projects: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for FMCS3100