Technology, Media, Culture
Not available in 2012
The course explores the interaction of technology, media and culture using a range of
theoretical approaches drawn from cultural studies traditions.
It investigates information technology and its role in contemporary work, leisure and family
spheres, examines technologically induced shifts in social and cultural identity, and explores
current and future impacts of new media technologies.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Describe the impact of technology on specific aspects of media and culture;
Critically discuss the mutual influences of technology, culture and society;
Reflect productively on the effects of new communication and media technologies on traditional socio-cultural concepts and values.
The course will consist of one or more modules drawn from:
Theories of society and technology.
Representations of technology.
Technologies of communication and community.
Texts, authorship and knowledge.
The work of 'art' in the digital reproduction.
The internet in everyday life.
Or other contemporary topics
CULT3230 Technology, Media, Culture, CULT3141 Cyberculture, and CULT3250 Technology and Social Change.
Students who have successfully completed CULT3230 Technology, Media, Culture, CULT3141 Cyberculture or CULT3250 Technology and Social Change may not enrol in FMCS3101 Technology, Media, Culture.
60 units at 2000 level.
Modes of Delivery
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Email Discussion Group: for .5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Problem Based Learning: for .5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term