With more than three billion users, the internet is an enormous, culturally rich information and communications environment.
In this major, you will explore the human dimension of the internet, including how people network, collaborate and share information through internet communications, media and design.
You will learn advanced skills in creating, maintaining and managing online communications and gain an understanding of their social and cultural contexts. You will learn the significance of social media, analyse political and social uses of the internet and develop skills in web media, publishing and presence, online public communication and virtual community management.
Internet Communications is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You may create a degree that suits your individual needs by enhancing your studies with a secondary major. This area can also be studied within the web media stream of the Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication).
You can also study Internet Communications as part of a Science and Arts double degree.
What jobs can the Internet Communications Major (BA) lead to?
You may also find employment in roles such as:
- media and communications
- content management
- Internet policy and regulation
- online research and analysis
- virtual communities
- social media management
- website design and development
- Web Designer
- Web Developer
What you'll learn
- understand and apply key concepts of Internet Studies and apply transdisciplinary thinking to the application and creation of ideas concerning networked technologies of information and communication
- think critically, creatively and reflectively so as to imagine, design, use and critique networked technologies of information and communication
- conduct appropriate scholarly and professional research to find, access, organise, evaluate and synthesise information through a variety of media and apply that information to the construction of knowledge
- communicate and facilitate communication through a variety of media, for different purposes, and for different audiences
- use the Internet and related networked technologies of information and communication with an understanding of the complex interaction of political, cultural, and economic forces that constitutes technology as social
- further develop skills and knowledge through self-directed learning
- understand the complex interplay of local, national and global factors that influence and are expressed through the Internet and networked technologies of information and communication
- recognise and value cultural difference and understand its significance in relation to network technologies and their use in society for communication and information
- act ethically and responsibly to use, sustain and expand the social, business and cultural networks that exist via the Internet, when working independently and in teams