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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.
    • How has the internet changed and influenced everyday life - both your own life and the lives of others
    • The broader issues of the impact of the internet on community, identity, economy and society
  • 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

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

Equivalent subjects

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

  • CUR-NET12

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as Internet and Everyday Life.

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.


Further Information: List of topics is indicative and subject to minor change prior to the start of each Study Period.

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

Textbooks are not required.

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