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DIGC330 – Digital Asia

This is an undergraduate course at the University of Wollongong for students in the Bachelor of Communication and Media studies. More information can be found here.

Subject Description

This subject introduces students to the evolution of Asian digital media and communication, as well as the significance of transnational and diasporic digital Asia in the Australian context. Case studies may include the development of mobile telephony, social media, digital gaming, online shopping and networked activism in East, South and Southeast Asia, and diasporic media and fan consumption in Australia. Students will learn to locate digital Asia within historical and cultural contexts as well as current theoretical, industry and policy debates.

Subject Objectives

On successful completion of the subject, students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of issues concerning the production, consumption and circulation of Asian digital media. 2. Demonstrate an ability to communicate using digital technologies. 3. Demonstrate an ability to respond to a brief and write a project proposal. 4. Demonstrate an ability to independently research an aspect of Asian digital media and produce work (written or creative) about it.

Assessment Structure

1. Blog posts (3000 words) (30%) 2. Group project (1000 words) (30%) 3. Major essay (2000 words) (40%) OR Digital work and reflective analysis (2000 words equivalent) (40%)