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Gold Coast
Online

Unit description

Introduces students to skills in critical thinking and analysis through engaging with ideas and debates relevant to everyday digital devices and networked culture. Students will identify and critically engage with debates in the media and understand their philosophical, social and cultural contexts.  

Unit content

  • Evaluating knowledge and reasoning
  • Speech and debate online
  • Digital identities
  • Privacy in cyberspace
  • Ethics of data and artificial intelligence 
  • Digital divides

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1critically analyse ideas and debates surrounding everyday digital practices
2relate issues and debates in digital practices to their philosophical, social and cultural contexts
3develop, evaluate and articulate different views and arguments
4engage in constructive discussion about issues and debates relating to digital practices

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically analyse ideas and debates surrounding everyday digital practices
  2. relate issues and debates in digital practices to their philosophical, social and cultural contexts
  3. develop, evaluate and articulate different views and arguments
  4. engage in constructive discussion about issues and debates relating to digital practices

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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