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 DIGC210
Subject Name Digital Dissent
Credit Points 8
Pre-Requisites 36cp at 100-level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence BCM207
Assessment Participation; Includes weekly oral reports 10% Presentation 15% Assignment; Class simulation 25% Report 50%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.167
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096  $ 1096 
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
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
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.
Availability Not Available in 2019

Subject Description
Digital communication technologies are developed by researchers and corporations, regulated by governments and used as tools by activists. This subject looks at policy debates about how these technologies should or can be controlled and activist debates about how to use technologies to promote social change. Possible topics include gender-related Activism, pro-democracy movements, environmental activism, youth and social movements. The subject locates communication technologies in the context of broader processes of social control by powerful interests and their use as part of strategies for challenging these interests.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of issues concerning regulation and social action in relation to digital communications
2. Demonstrate a capacity to communicate using digital technologies
3. Run a class-based simulation using digital technologies
4. Do a project probing the dynamics of regulation and/or social action involving digital communication technologies

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