Digital Cultures

Digital Cultures

Honours

Honours in Digital Cultures requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000 level Honours seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours thesis units

Honours seminar unit of study

MECO4113 Theoretical Traditions and Innovations

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 1500wd class paper (25%), 1x 1000wd Wikipedia theory entry (20%), 1x 3500wd critical essay (55%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit gives students an advanced understanding of the foundational traditions in communications, media, and digital cultures. It relates these traditions to contemporary innovations, rethinking ideas to grasp present and future media and communications forms, practices, structures, and meanings. The unit features detailed reading and analysis of key ideas, texts, thinkers, and contexts.
MECO4114 Research Methods

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 1500wd Dissertation Critical Review (25%), 1x 1500wd Methodology review (25%), 1x 3000wd Research Design Task (40%), 2 x Presentations (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will develop students' knowledge of key research methods used in media, communications and digital cultures research. Students will be introduced to a range of research techniques and methods, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods, and will have the opportunity to reflect critically on these methods through practitioner presentations and directed discussion. The assessment tasks will help students develop their skills to design and undertake a supervised research dissertation and enhance their abilities as researchers and practitioners.

Honours thesis units of study

MECO4211 Digital Cultures Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x 0.5hr supervision meetings/semester on average Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit students begin a substantial, independent research project in Digital Cultures. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Media and Communications Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. Students will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if required, familiarize themselves with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, and submit drafts at agreed times.
MECO4212 Digital Cultures Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 24 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x 0.5hr supervision meetings/semester on average Assessment: 1x 18000-20000wd Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit students complete and submit a substantial, independent research project in Digital Cultures. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Media and Communications Honours Coordinator will guide their progress. Students will continue to submit drafts at agreed times, developing expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills as well as in the subject matter of their specialist topic.