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BA1002 - Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This core subject for the Bachelor of Arts examines networks and the related concepts of space, place, power and narratives. In exploring the concept of 'Our Space' we examine the importance of networks to place-making, and the power relations involved in such networks. We investigate how networks locate us, and how narratives of space and place flow through networks of communication and exchange. We also examine how networks not only shape our identities, but also the ways we experience our place in the world. Throughout the study period we will investigate, via narratives and thought-provoking case studies, how the contemporary networked world has a long history, and we will evaluate the impact of such networks on space and the making of place.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse and evaluate a range of academic theories of power, space, networks, narratives and place-making;
  • identify how relations of power are implicated in space, networks, narratives and place;
  • evaluate and critically analyse how networks operate in a global context using a case study approach;
  • synthesise and communicate complex ideas using appropriate terms and technologies.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 23-Aug-2018
Coord/Lect: Dr Victoria Kuttainen.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
    Assessment: tutorial participation (20%); assignment 1 (35%); assignment 2 (45%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 23-Aug-2018
    Coordinator: Dr Victoria Kuttainen
    Lecturers: Dr Victoria Kuttainen, Dr Nick Osbaldiston.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 12 hours tutorials
      Assessment: tutorial participation (20%); assignment 1 (35%); assignment 2 (45%).
      Special Assessment Requirements: none

      External, Study Period 2
      Census Date 23-Aug-2018
      Coordinator: Dr Victoria Kuttainen
      Lecturers: Dr Victoria Kuttainen, Dr Nick Osbaldiston.
      Contact hours:
      • 39 hours - 26 hrs lectures-available from LearnJCU site and 12 hrs Web-board tutorials
        Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
        Assessment: tutorial participation (20%); assignment 1 (35%); assignment 2 (45%).
        Special Assessment Requirements: none

        JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
        Census Date 02-Aug-2018
        Coordinator: Dr Victoria Kuttainen, Assoc. Professor Anita Lundberg
        Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anita Lundberg, Ms Nurul Rashid.
        Contact hours:
        • 26 hours lectures
        • 12 hours tutorials
          Assessment: tutorial participation (20%); assignment 1 (35%); assignment 2 (45%).
          Special Assessment Requirements: none
          Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

          Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.