Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code BCM 206
Subject Name Future Networks
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites BCM112 and BCM114
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence DIGC202
Assessment 1. Assignment: Online Presence 40% 2. Assignment: Project Pitches 20% 3. Artefact/Resource: Digital Artefact 40%
General Subject No.
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
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
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
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-Course information not Found
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-Course information not Found
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 Spring  (29-07-2019 to 21-11-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Teodor Mitew
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
Digital media and the internet have revolutionised every aspect of our lives, reshaping or transcending social and political boundaries. This capstone digital media and communication subject examines: the historical context of global information networks leading to the rise of a network society; the role of cyberculture and cyberpunk in shaping the network society paradigm; as well as contemporary internet dynamics in the context of liquid labour, the attention economy, big data surveillance, hacking culture, cyberwarfare, and the rising internet of things. The subject enables students to develop their own digital media projects involving cutting edge media technologies such as virtual reality, 3D printing, and drones, among others. All lectures and study materials are available online, and class interactions are structured as weekly seminars in which students prototype their project ideas, workshop issues, and present their progress.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical context and dynamics driving the evolution of global information networks and emergent internet cultures
2. Demonstrate advanced digital literacies in the production, aggregation and curation of online content
3. Demonstrate advanced abilities in conceptualising and developing a self-directed or team-based digital media project in a practical context

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