Internet Identities, New Media Literacies and Ethics

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDSS1016 EDUC (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GDSS1016 generates deeper understandings about Internet participation and how its shift into the cultural mainstream raises ethical and identity challenges for young people. In the virtual frontiers of new digital media landscapes – Google, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, Virtual worlds, multi-player online games and blogs – a number of issues emerge related to identity, privacy, authorship and ownership, credibility and participation. It examines the redefining of individuals’ actions both morally and socially, thus challenging moral concepts and social practices and raises debate about citizenship, freedom, democracy, privacy, and responsibility.


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.