CCB202 Social Media, Self and Society

Unit synopsis

This unit critically assesses the relationship between social media and society and the evolution from mass to integrated media systems, focusing on our everyday interactions with contemporary social media platforms and within broader technical and historical shifts. As such, the unit assists you to develop a critical perspective on the complex contemporary social media landscape by providing you with key concepts needed to assess the social effect of media. It also enables you to engage with broad questions such as what is distinctly ‘social’ about social media and how can these technologies best be harnessed to benefit all of us within societies also heavily shaped by factors such as corporate interests, political and economic instability, and class inequalities.

Faculty
Creative Industries Faculty
School/Discipline
Media & Communication
Study area
Creative practice, communication and design
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2020 24 February 2020 - 19 June 2020
  • Kelvin Grove

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
CYB104
Equivalents
KCB206, KCB201

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
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Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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