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SOCA1010.4: Contemporary Understandings of Media and Environment

Examining recent debates about media & popular culture & considering the sub-field of digital & environmental sociology.

SOCA1010.4: Contemporary Understandings of Media and Environment
  • Duration3 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours

Learn about critical issues and debates within sociological research.

This course will provide you with an introduction to critical issues and debates within sociological research on both digital and physical environments, continuing our focus on the social importance of the spaces that people occupy. We will begin by addressing recent debates about the media and popular culture before moving on to consider the rapidly developing sub-field of digital sociology. Finally, we will return to the physical environment to consider the relationship between environment and society – a topic that is of vital importance in contemporary times.

What topics will you cover?

Please see the SOCA1010: Society and Culture: A Sociological Introduction course handbook for more detail.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone interested in sociology, cultural issues in society, or the workings of society more broadly. It would also suit those looking to develop their critical thinking or research skills.

Who developed the course?

The University of Newcastle Australia

The University of Newcastle is a world-class university distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Ranked in Australia’s Top 10 universities, and 197th in the world (QS rankings, 2021).

  • Established1965
  • LocationNewcastle, Australia
  • World rankingTop 200Source: QS World University Rankings 2021