Critical debates on digital media; exploring the history of the digital as a worldview, as a crucial moment in the development of contemporary capitalism, and as a rapidly evolving technology.
Digital communication prevails today. Does this produce a new kind of world or more of the same? This paper will introduce students to current debates, issues and concepts in the critical study of the relationship between media, technology and society. The paper will be oriented around critical theory approaches to this study.
|Paper title||Digital Media and Society|
|Subject||Media, Film and Communication|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$955.05|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 18 200-level MFCO or FIME points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited together with FIME305 passed in 2006 or 2007.
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- View more information about MFCO 315
- Teaching staff
Convenor and lecturer: Dr Olivier Jutel
- Paper Structure
- Firstly, the paper surveys key thinkers in the study of digital media
- Secondly, it outlines key concepts and issues in relation to digital media
- Thirdly, it focuses upon specific forms of digital media (ie social media)
- Annotated bibliography 30%
- Essay one 30%
- Essay two 40%
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught via lectures and tutorials.
- Readings will be available from the library, online and on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:
- Explain the digital as a worldview
- Evaluate the social impact of digital media
- Detail the critical issues surrounding specific digital media forms
- Critically engage in debates on digital media and society