University of Newcastle Australia program

Social Media and Digital Culture

This program, introduces students to various scholarly frameworks, theories, and perspectives on social media and digital culture.

This program is part of the Bachelor of Arts degree offered by The University of Newcastle Australia

Develop your understanding of and analyse social media and digital culture.

Wikis and blogs, podcasts, YouTube, Facebook and iEverything; increasingly our culture is mediated by information and communication technology. This course will examine the ways that digital technologies are affecting everyday life, culture, institutions, communities and identity. Grounded in cultural studies, the course will explore a variety of topics from several methodological approaches, using specific projects to connect theory and practice.

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4 courses

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The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader in higher education, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our degree programs are internationally recognised. Our research is world-class and diverse, and our partnerships and collaborations drive innovation.

UON continues to build its global reputation for being one of the world's most prestigious universities and is consistently in the top 10 Australian universities for research.

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Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Identify the relationship between digital technologies and contemporary culture.

  2. Examine key issues and debates emerging in contemporary digital culture research.

  3. Articulate an argument about current digital cultures.

  4. Use scholarly literature to analyse social media and/or digital culture case studies.

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