For many people, everyday life now involves constant interaction with the internet via networked platforms and devices. As cyberspace and real space come together, it can be easy to miss the impacts of the internet on us and on our society and culture.
This specialisation explores the human dimensions of the internet: how people network, collaborate, and share information through digital and social media and design.
You will learn how the ‘everyday internet’ may be different from others, and the implications of this for studying digital culture. Through topics such as entertainment, politics, sex, and relationships, you will analyse digital culture conceptually, towards better understanding how technology and society are intertwined.
You will study the role of social media in social interaction and the role of the internet on the global economy. For your final unit, you’ll have the option of studying Online Power and Resistance or Internet Collaboration and Innovation.
What's a specialisation?
A specialisation is a set of four units you can choose to complement your course. Most Curtin courses allow you to choose a specialisation from any academic area. Humanities specialisations, like this one, can give a useful balance to a course from business, law, science, engineering or health disciplines. Learn more