Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code ISIT203
Subject Name Social Informatics
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 24cp 100-level CSIT
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Class paper: 20% Social Informatics Problem Solving: 40% Exam: 40%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
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
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
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (24-07-2017 to 16-11-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Holly Tootell
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Holly Tootell
Instance Comment 1 hr lecture, 2 hr tutorial
Census Date 31-08-2017

Subject Description
This subject introduces students to a critical understanding of the impact of Information Technology (IT) in the workplace, government and society. It explores the theoretical foundations for the study of organisational and social innovation and the particular role of information systems in such change. It integrates concepts and perspectives of innovation from a range of disciplines. This subject explores the IT issues of: diffusion, appropriation, privacy, organisational guidelines, policy development and ethics. Students will learn to critically argue the role of technology in workplace, government and society.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Identify social informatics as a problem-orientated discipline.
2. Analyse the role of social innovations in information systems;
3. Critically argue issues of social informatics in the workplace, government and society.
4. Conduct a competitive analysis of the marketplace on a workplace related information systems issue.
5. Understand how guidelines and policies are developed and the impact that these have in the workplace, government and society.

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