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Undergraduate | CUR-NET204 | 2024

Social Media, Communities and Networks

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Surf online worlds, communities and sub-cultures. Explore the relationship between technology and social bonding. Plug into gaming, social and Indigenous online networks. Analyse how on and offline ways of communicating are beginning to blur.

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Study method
100% online
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Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
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Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
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Social Media, Communities and Networks

About this subject

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

    1. critique the operation, nature, purpose and origin of Internet-mediated communities and online networks of social interaction
    2. analyse specific examples of Internet-mediated social media communities and networks in terms of theories of broader interaction and identity within society
    3. interpret the complex relationship between technological forms of connectivity and social practices of connectivity
    4. use conceptual knowledge of Internet-mediated social media communities and networks to be an effective participant in diverse forms of online interaction.

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Equivalent subjects

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

  • CUR-NET24 (Not currently available)

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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