- Code SOCY6170
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Sociology
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Communications, Digital Humanities
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
This course examines the implications of media and communications technologies for personal, interpersonal, public and political life. The course begins with theoretical perspectives from sociology, science and technology studies (STS) and media/communications studies. These are used to explore how existing social structures have been, and continue to be, altered and reinforced by innovations and revolutions in media and communications technologies. It also examines how such technologies have developed within, and changed in response to, social changes. The content spans issues of power, publics, economic systems, regulation, political structures, media institutions, interpersonal relationships, and identity processes.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- apply sociological research methods to investigate how emergent media technologies reflect and shape social life;
- identify the ways emergent media technologies affect diverse populations;
- compare, contrast, and evaluate major theoretical debates about emergent media technologies from sociology and other disciplines; and
- critically reflect on their learning in relation to the content of the course.
- 10 x Weekly reading summaries, 1% each for a total 10% (100 words each for a total 1000 words) (10) [LO 2,3]
- Tutorial participation (10) [LO 2,3,4]
- Emergent Media Independent Research Project 5,000 words (80) [LO 1,2,3]
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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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