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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces students to skills in critical thinking and analysis through engaging with ideas and debates relevant to everyday digital devices and networked culture. Students will identify and critically engage with debates in the media and understand their philosophical, social and cultural contexts.

 

Unit content

  • Evaluating knowledge and reasoning
  • Speech and debate online
  • Digital identities
  • Privacy in cyberspace
  • Ethics of data and artificial intelligence 
  • Digital divides

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 critically analyse everyday digital practices with reference to relevant ideas and debates
2 relate issues and debates in digital practices to their philosophical, social and cultural contexts
3 critically engage with issues in the media relevant to everyday digital practices
4 clearly and concisely articulate different critical positions and arguments in writing
5 engage in constructive discussion about issues and debates relating to digital practices

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically analyse everyday digital practices with reference to relevant ideas and debates
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
  2. relate issues and debates in digital practices to their philosophical, social and cultural contexts
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
  3. critically engage with issues in the media relevant to everyday digital practices
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
  4. clearly and concisely articulate different critical positions and arguments in writing
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  5. engage in constructive discussion about issues and debates relating to digital practices
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.