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 320
Subject Name Digital Asia
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36CP at any level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence DIGC330
Assessment Journal/Blog; Blog posts and Peer Review 30% Project; Group Project 30% Artefact/Resource; Digital Artifact or Research Report 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
$ 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 3hr seminar
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Brian Yecies
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Brian Yecies
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
This subject explores a range of contemporary Asian digital media cultures and communication practices, and examines the significance of Digital Asia in a global context. It provides students with opportunities to investigate and critically reflect upon the production and consumption of new cultural forms and cutting-edge developments, as for example, in mobile applications and online platforms, fan cultures, K-pop and J-Pop phenomena, social media, microblogging, digital games and e-commerce; as well as immersive Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality genres and experiences. Through lectures and tasks exploring these topics, including the impacts of networked activism across the region, students will learn to locate ‘Digital Asia’ within specific historical, cultural, industrial and diasporic contexts and perspectives.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of issues concerning the production, consumption and circulation of Asian digital media in national and global contexts
2. Communicate an understanding of the auto ethnographic research methodology through critical examination of the consumption of digital Asian media in a local context
3. Critically analyse and discuss the implications of the texts, technologies, regulation, governance and corporate practices found in the digital Asian environment using appropriate theoretical frameworks
4. Communicate effectively in person, in text and other media, to apply knowledge and digital skills relevant to the media, communication and creative industries

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