- Code SOCY2170
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Sociology
- Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Communications, Digital Humanities
This course focuses on contemporary works from emergent media studies to present an up-to- date picture of the field. It examines the implications of new technologies in general and new media in particular, for personal, interpersonal, and public life. Beginning with theoretical perspectives from sociology, science and technology studies (STS) and media studies, the course explores how existing social structures are altered and reinforced on and through emergent media. The content spans issues of power, economic systems, political structures, interpersonal relationships, and identity processes.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- explain how emergent media technologies reflect and shape social life;
- evaluate the role of sociology in explaining the effects of emergent media technologies;
- identify the ways emergent media technologies affect diverse populations;
- compare major theoretical debates about emergent media technologies from sociology and other disciplines; and
- discuss the ways their own lives are marked by engagement with emergent media technologies.
Indicative Assessment10 x Weekly reading summaries, 1% each for a total 10% (100 words each for a total 1000 words) LO1, LO5
Tutorial participation, 10% LO1-LO5
Emergent Media Interview Project, 40% (1,500 words) LO1-LO5
Extended Literature Review Group Project essay, 25% (2,500 words) LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4
Extended Literature Review Group Project oral presentation, 15% (15 minutes) LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 35 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 11 hours of tutorials; and
b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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