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OnlineSession 2Session 2

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.

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
1critically analyse everyday digital practices with reference to relevant ideas and debatesIntellectual rigourEthical practice
2relate issues and debates in digital practices to their philosophical, social and cultural contextsIntellectual rigourEthical practice
3critically engage with issues in the media relevant to everyday digital practicesIntellectual rigourEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
4clearly and concisely articulate different critical positions and arguments in writingIntellectual rigourCommunication and social skills
5engage in constructive discussion about issues and debates relating to digital practicesCommunication and social skills

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

  1. critically analyse everyday digital practices with reference to relevant ideas and debates
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  2. relate issues and debates in digital practices to their philosophical, social and cultural contexts
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. critically engage with issues in the media relevant to everyday digital practices
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. clearly and concisely articulate different critical positions and arguments in writing
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. engage in constructive discussion about issues and debates relating to digital practices
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hours (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Participation20%
Response paper30%
Essay50%
Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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