- 2018

Undergraduate

Minor

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

Location

Clayton

The information and society minor explores the social and cultural impact of IT, as well its application in the workplace. These are considered from the historical perspective of technical developments over the past 50 years as well as the contemporary issues around the pervasive use of IT in both personal and professional spheres. This non-technical look at IT in society will provide a valuable breadth component to students from all disciplines who will be graduates in the Information Age.

Availability

Information and society is listed in the Bachelor of Information Technology at Clayton as a minor.

Units

Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the minor.

Students complete:

  1. The following three units (18 points):
    • FIT1052 Digital futures: IT shaping society
    • FIT2074 Information, technology and organisations
    • FIT3098 Social informatics
  2. One of the following units:
    • ATS1280 Communications and society
    • ATS2436 New media: From the telegraph to twitter
    • FIT1049 IT professional practice
    • FIT3134 IT-based entrepreneurship

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of the minor can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology

Students in this course can complete the minor by using 24 points of their free electives or, where, relevant prescribed FIT electives.*

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor by using 24 points of their free electives.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the minor can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology component in the following double degrees:*

  • B2017 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2018 Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2025 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2015 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • F2005 Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • D3009 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Information Technology**
  • F2006 Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • C2002 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts
  • C2003 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Science

* Depending on units completed it may be possible for students to complete a minor and a major by using, where relevant, prescribed FIT electives. Students cannot complete both a minor and a major in the same area of study.

** Students studying the secondary education specialisation in this double degree cannot complete a minor.