Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2018 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media


Subject Information
Subject Code BCM 325
Subject Name Future Cultures
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp at any level or DIGC202
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence MACS335 DIGC335
Assessment 1. Blogs 40% 2. Presentation 20% 3. Digital Artefact and Contextual Essay 40%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
(Note: 2018 Maximum student contribution amounts revised 18 December 2017)
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 805  $ 805  $ 805  $ 805  $ 805  $ 805 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (26-02-2018 to 21-06-2018)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 3hr seminar
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Christopher Moore
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Christopher Moore
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2018

Subject Description
This subject examines the tensions between the representation and the realities of current and future digital cultures. Students will respond to the issues raised by the presence and use of computers and networks in all aspects of contemporary social life, including communication, employment, education, art, entertainment and industry. We focus on developing advanced knowledge of the history and current conditions of cybercultures as well as information networks and the rise of new technologies, including 3D Printing, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Robotics, Automation and Social Media Platforms. Students will expand their online presence through the development and presentation of a digital artefact.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Critically analyse and discuss the implications of the texts, technologies and practices relevant to the digital environment using an appropriate theoretical framework
2. Express clearly in digital and oral form, a sophisticated analysis of the issues related to the future of digital technologies while drawing on primary and secondary sources
3. Demonstrate advanced digital literacies in the preparation and delivery of a digital artefact on a topic inspired by issues raised in the subject


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