Media, Technology and Society (9027.3)
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|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|Discipline Of Communication And Media
|Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a firm understanding of multiple methods and approaches by which to assess technology in various social and political terms;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the various ways by which to assess the mutual relationship between society and technology;
3. Demonstrate an awareness of ethics and citizenship via current issues in media and politics; and
4. Apply analytical tools to identify a societal or ethical problem resulting from the use of technologies.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
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Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items (with the possible exception of the Tutorial Reading Presentation / Participation if no slides are used) will be submitted online via the unit Canvas site. The first page should include the following information:
Reference System Used:
Special assessment requirements
NO resubmits are permitted on any assessment item.
A reasonable attempt must be made on ALL assessment items.
There are NO pass requirements on any individual assessment item in order to pass the unit.
There are penalties for assessments submitted after the due time and date. See clause on Late Submissions below.
Requests for extensions
Requests for extensions are to be made on the Extension Request Form available on the Canvas with accompanying appropriate documentation BEFORE THE DUE DATE to the Unit Convenor. Requests for extensions will not be considered after the assessment due date/time has passed and late penalties will apply as outlined in below.
An approved extension only grants additional time: a student's work will still be assessed against the marking criteria to ensure achievement of the required academic standard.
The responsibility rests on students to comply with unit requirements for completing and submitting assessable items for the unit. This responsibility is an integral part of professional practice and performance skills this unit seeks to promote; skills that are especially important for those seeking professional careers in the media, communication and creative industries.
Teaching staff have a responsibility to ensure equity and fairness to the majority of students who submit assessable work on time. For these reasons, it is your responsibility to establish genuine and exceptional circumstances for an extension to be granted so that you are not perceived as having gained an unfair advantage over other students who submit their work on time. You will generally need documentary evidence to establish the nature of your circumstances.
Students registered with Inclusion and Welfare – which supports students with disabilities and health conditions - who have a Reasonable Adjustment Plan may have additional time indicated for assessments. If an extension is required they should follow the conditions for a request for an extension in this section.
Late submissions and penalties
This unit requires assessment items 2 and 3 to be submitted on Canvas. Students should be aware that the assessment upload menu will record the time your assessment has been submitted. No paper or email submissions will be accepted.
If a student fails to do their Tutorial Presentation in the week scheduled and has not been granted an extension as per the conditions of this section, they will be marked on a "Pass/Fail" basis, meaning that the maximum grade given will be 64%, when the Presentation is made.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
A tutorial participation mark worth 10% of the overall marks available for the unit is part of assessment item 1.
Required IT skills
Word-processing skills, effective research skills through the use of the Library's journals & databases, use of the Unit's Canvas site and PowerPoint or Prezi presentation skills. An introduction to database and journal search protocols will be provided in the lectures.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Use of Harvard or APA referencing system required.