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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to the central role of media technologies in the emerging globalised, convergent media environment. This unit emphasises the changing relationships between new and established media forms, as well as the political, economic and cultural significance of these transformations. In exploring key theories and phenomena relevant to the contemporary media world, this unit aims to foster critical reflection through creative media practice.

Unit content

A detailed syllabus will be available in the online study guide.

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1examine the relationship between a variety of traditional and new media forms, and demonstrate understanding of the impact of new technologies upon culture, bodies and lived experienceIntellectual rigourCultural competence
2critically discuss the relationships between new communication technologies, cultural transformations and psycho-social as well as politico-economic processesIntellectual rigourCultural competence
3critically and practically engage with new media technologies in the production of an electronic project.Intellectual rigourCreativityCultural competence

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

  1. examine the relationship between a variety of traditional and new media forms, and demonstrate understanding of the impact of new technologies upon culture, bodies and lived experience
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. critically discuss the relationships between new communication technologies, cultural transformations and psycho-social as well as politico-economic processes
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. critically and practically engage with new media technologies in the production of an electronic project.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. 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 study session.

Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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