Subject details

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of how the Internet and people's everyday lives are interconnected
  2. present effectively reasoned views about the causes, circumstances and consequences of the Internet in everyday life
  3. 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
  4. demonstrate understanding of the similarities and differences in the way the Internet is experienced, and how it is represented in private and public disdegree
  5. identify understand and begin using broad categories (commsubjecty economy and power) to analyse the social basis of Internet technology
  6. demonstrate an appropriate understanding of academic integrity principles and apply academic writing, referencing and acknowledgement conventions required for the discipline.
  • Topics
    • Introduction
    • Music and Games
    • 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
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture 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, 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 subject 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.

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.

  • Assignment 1 - Annotated Bibliography (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Essay Plan (10%)
  • Assignment 3 - Essay (50%)
  • Assignment 4 - Exercise (10%)

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