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Semester 2 - Dual-Delivery
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This subject explores the complex relationship between digital media and politics, broadly defined to include a range of political processes, roles and responsibilities. Using timely political case studies, students will analyse the different mechanisms by which these two systems influence each. They will learn to read the different affordances of digital media and assess how the logical operation of these tools preferences certain types of politics over others. Students will develop a critical understanding of how digital media is changing political communication, preparing themselves for careers in politics, advocacy, campaigning and journalism. Topics will include: the political transparency of software; the relationship between politics, social media companies and the press; how to campaign and how to effect political change through digital communication.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete this subject should be able to:
- Demonstrate a capacity for critical thinking in relation to local and global processes of communication in the digital era;
- Critically compare the logical operations of digital media and political communication;
- Identify and assess critically the political affordances of different digital media platforms; and
- Plan and develop communication strategies to achieve political aims.
Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to :
- prepare and present their ideas in both verbal, written and where appropriate visual form, and in conformity to conventions of academic presentation;
- reflect on their own learning and take responsibility for organising personal study;
- participate in discussion and group activities and be sensitive to the participation of others; and
- combine ethical and strategic aspects of communication in an effective and professional manner.
Last updated: 8 May 2021