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CMS3013 New Media

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 28 January 2023


Few trends in media have had as profound an effect across society than the popularisation of the Internet and the subsequent development of related platforms and technologies (e.g. World Wide Web, email, 'smart' phones, social media gaming consoles; etc). This course surveys the recent development of 'new media', considering what makes it 'new', how these technologies have developed, and how they continue to influence the way we interact. In particular, understanding how new media influences leisure, work and social interaction is crucial to engaging with contemporary media formats, and emphasis will be given to exploring the social implications of new media.

This course explores key new media developments, from the development of the Internet to the emergence of online gaming and social networking, and introduces theories of new media. The course encourages students to develop a critical engagement with the media, but particularly with their roles as media consumers and producers. The course will provide opportunities to explore and develop new media and engage with new media platforms.

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Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 28 January 2023