Internet and Everyday Life
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Undergraduate Level 1
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- Domestic student fee:
- $795.00 (AUD)
- HECS student fee:
- $706.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $1,020.00 (AUD)
For many people, their everyday life now involves constant interaction with the internet. Indeed the internet is becoming an almost invisible part of these experiences. As cyberspace and real space come together, it is easy to miss the effects of the internet on us and our society. Through several specific topics - such as dating, music, games, faith, health and politics - this unit will help you to investigate the internet from various perspectives and across a range of experiences. You will also learn to analyse the internet conceptually, understanding how technology and society intertwine.
Assessment schedule subject to minor alteration
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- NET12 — The Internet: A Socio-Technological Introduction
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of how the internet and people's everyday lives are interconnected
- present effectively reasoned views about the causes, circumstances and consequences of the internet in everyday life
- analyse the internet in everyday life to gain broader insights into its impact on society, especially in relation to our experience of time and space
- demonstrate understanding of the similarities and differences in the way the internet is experienced, and how it is represented in private and public discourse
- identify, understand and begin using broad categories (community economy and power) to analyse the social basis of internet technology.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||How has the Internet changed and influenced everyday life - both your own life and the lives of others|
|2||The broader issues of the impact of the Internet on community, identity, economy and society|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Chat rooms
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
Print based materials
- Welcome Letter
- Audio/Video - Streaming
- Online Assessment
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies), RMIT University
This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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