Course Title: Digital Technology and Globalisation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Technology and Globalisation

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO2363

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Internet

Summer2015

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO2363

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex17 (FF)

Course Coordinator: Dr Julian CH Lee

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4330

Course Coordinator Email: julian.lee@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will examine the impacts of digital technology on international politics and society. A sound grasp of the contemporary world requires an informed understanding of how digital technologies have shaped the ways politics at both local and global levels plays out. You will examine how these technologies have influenced the ways in which politics is pursued and advocacy is undertaken, how financial and ideological transactions between dispersed people have been transformed, how culture has been influenced and how digital technology has facilitated the ‘compression of time and space’, which is a core feature of globalisation. In this course you will critically assess the effects and merits attributed to information communication technologies on society, and develop a sophisticated understanding of its impact in areas of concern to international studies including politics, security, and social movements.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this you will be able to:

  • Draw on a range of literatures to describe and analyse the key features of technological globalisation, and its impact on politics, security and societies
  • Critically analyse a contemporary social or political issue in which the globalisation of digital technologies has played a key role
  • Critically evaluate the extent to which there is a digital divide between societies
     



Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities including face to face and online lectures, workshops and individual research.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.
 


Overview of Assessment

 

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

 

Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.


Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment