Innovation Cultures: Perspectives on Science and Technology

MDA10006 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours or online equivalent

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1

Dates:
13 Mar 23 - 11 Jun 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
26 Mar 23

Census:
7 Apr 23

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Apr 23

More teaching periods
Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

Results:
5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

Census:
31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

Results:
5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

Census:
1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23


Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisites

Nil
 
Alternative Tertiary Entry Program: Students who have passed MDA00002 are exempted from taking this unit and must select another unit in its place with advice from a Course Advice Specialist. 

Aims and objectives

This unit examines the relationship between science, technology and culture with a particular emphasis on communications and screen-based technology. It draws on key theoretical paradigms such as disruptive innovation, Actor Network Theory, and participatory media.


After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
1. Examine and identify the role of today’s media and media industries from a socio-historical perspective.
2. Construct and justify logical arguments about the relationship between science, technology and culture.
3. Critique received views through the application of key theoretical concepts.
4. Apply the critical distance and historical perspective necessary to anticipate future shifts in Science, Technology and Culture.
 
 
 

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