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Claims of misinformation and fake news frequently dominate media headlines- so how do we critically consume information in our current world? How can we produce information that is accurate and evidence-based? In this unit, you will build your media literacy skills to become a critical consumer and creator of information. You will reflect on how technology influences personal and professional information creation and consumption. You will learn how information is created, distorted, and shared in online environments and then interpret texts for information which could be misleading. By engaging with a range of contemporary topics you will build the skills you'll need to manage information on behalf of organisations. Finally, you will cumulate your learning by creating a media product suitable for disseminating accurate information in online media environments.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
There are no requisites for this unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit,
should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification.
Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability.
See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
Offerings For Term 2 - 2022
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes –
in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory.
International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet
both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period
(satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).