DIGITAL WORLDS, ONLINE SELVES

ANT2DOS

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

As the 21st Century unfolds our personal and social lives are increasingly influenced by digital technologies. Social media has transformed how we interact with each other. Online gaming and video streaming provide new forms of entertainment; fake news, big data and digital propaganda define the outcomes of national elections and shape public opinion; advances in VR (virtual reality) and AI(artificial intelligence) herald a brave new cyborg world of driverless cars, robotics, and media production. This subject examines the social and cultural significance of these technologies to everyday life, including as embedded in "digital divides" between rich and poor, globally and locally. Students will learn about the fast-growing field of Digital Anthropology, including how social scientists incorporate these technologies in their own research.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAidan Craney

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 Credit Points of First Year studies

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically evaluate key texts related to digital anthropology.
02. Write a critical and coherent essay that demonstrates awareness of benefits and shortcomings of various anthropological theories.
03. Present a sustained written argument in Anthropology
04. Apply and evaluate with anthropological ideas relating to the digital world.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAidan Craney

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2000-word essayN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3
Online exercise (1000-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO4
Weekly multiple choice questions (1,000-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1