University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

HIST 3059 - Digital Worlds: Past, Present and Future

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to students undertaking a Digital Humanities Major. Other students require permission from Course Coordinator
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 15 units of Digital Humanities Major courses
Assessment: Online quizzes 10%, critical analysis 20%, research project 30%, reflective document 40%

The digital revolution is transforming the world at an ever-increasing pace. As a result, the current generation of young people will experience more change in their lifetimes than any generation of human beings who have ever lived. This course explores this digital revolution and its social, political, economic, philosophical, biological and environmental implications. In particular, we study the impact of digital technologies on the organisation of knowledge and the conduct of academic research. The course is highly interactive, and students are encouraged to focus on those aspects of the digital revolution that are most relevant to their chosen disciplines. Students will also get hands-on experience of working with digital technologies to engage with intellectual problems. Students will emerge from the course, not only with enhanced technical skills, but with a deeper understanding of the two-way relationship between technology and society.

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Commonwealth supported
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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 09/08/2021 Wed 18/08/2021 Fri 17/09/2021 Fri 29/10/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21799 WR01 15 11 26 Jul - 13 Sep Monday 1pm - 4pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
4 Oct - 25 Oct Monday 1pm - 4pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
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28807 WRK0 5 4 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: This remote class is ONLY for students for whom health or location prohibits face to face attendance, AND for whom this course is CORE (rather than elective) to their program. This remote session will be delivered synchronously with the face to face session via Zoom. Your Course Coordinator will provide a Zoom link or equivalent via MyUni.