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Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. comprehend how the Internet and people’s everyday lives are interconnected
  2. apply library-based research skills to investigate different topics in the field of digital culture
  3. evaluate and apply different approaches to studying digital culture and everyday life, particularly through the broad frames of ‘economy’ and ‘identity’
  4. think critically and analytically about the impact of the Internet on society and culture, and articulate those thoughts in writing.
  5. demonstrate an appropriate understanding of academic integrity principles and apply academic writing, referencing and acknowledgement conventions required for the discipline.
  • Topics

    • Music and Games
    • Introduction
    • Dating and Health
    • Faith and Politics
    • Essay Writing
    • Internationalizing Internet Studies
    • Power and Economy
    • Community and Identity
    • Reflecting on 2.1 and 2.2
    • Time and Space
    • Society and Technology
    • Conclusion and eVALUate the unit
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Print Materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

Special requirements

No special requirements

For many people, everyday life now involves constant interaction with the Internet via digitally networked platforms and devices. As cyberspace and real space come together, it can be easy to miss the impacts of the Internet on us and on our society and culture. Students will explore how their own experiences and ‘everyday Internet’ may be different from others, and the implications of this for studying digital culture. Through specific topics such as entertainment, politics, sex, and relationships students will analyse digital culture conceptually, towards better understanding how technology and society are intertwined.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Essay Plan (20%)
  • Annotated Bibliography (30%)
  • Essay (50%)

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