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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Theoretical Frameworks of Understanding Science and Techonology
    • Influence of the Printing Press
    • Mobile Media
    • Broadcast and Convergence
    • Participatory Culture
    • Technology and evolution
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials

Student who successfully complete of this subject will be able to:

  1. Examine and identify the role of today’s media and media industries from a socio-historical perspective
  2. Construct and justify logical arguments about the relationship between science, technology and culture
  3. Critique received views through the application of key theoretical concepts
  4. Apply the critical distance and historical perspective necessary to anticipate future shifts in Science, Technology and Culture.
  • Assignment 1 - Assignment — Innovation Poster (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Essay — Short (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Invigilated Exam (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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:

  • SWI-SCI17

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject examines the relationship between science, technology and culture with a particular emphasis on communications and screen-based technology. It draws on key theoretical paradigms such as disruptive innovation, Actor Network Theory, and participatory media.
Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.

This subject is part of the Science Pathway.

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