COM237 Social and Mobile Media (8)

In this subject students explore new models of media creation, distribution and consumption and their impact on the communication industries. Students will research audiences and markets and develop projects using social and mobile media channels as a publication path. Students will engage with major controversies and issues around the role of social networking sites in society and consider the ethical implications of social networking platforms. 


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: COM237. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to research and critically assess the impact of social media on the communication industries;
  • be able to work individually and collectively to create and distribute text, graphics, video and audio using social and mobile media;
  • be able to apply production, development and teamwork skills to work in small creative teams to conceive and produce media projects for distribution using social and mobile media;
  • be able to critically reflect on appropriate research and evaluation methodologies for defining and working with social media audiences; and
  • be able to assess the ethical implications of major social networking platforms.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • What is social media?
  • The major social network sites
  • Social networks around the world
  • The ethics of social networks
  • Mobile media
  • Making social content
  • Making mobile content
  • The social audience

Special Resources

Students will require media creation and production equipment such as a mobile phone capable of recording and posting content to the internet. 


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.