DIGI204-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Communicating with Data and Digital Media

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


This course introduces data communication techniques and topics, and will provide students with a toolkit to analyse and evaluate the use of data and digital platforms in a range of contexts, including data-driven social research and communication. We focus on the preparation and visualisation of tabular and social network data, writing and evaluating web content in relation to data practices, and critical topics such as privacy and the datafication of everyday life.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Any 60 points at 100-level.

Course Coordinator

Christopher Thomson


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Dear Data postcard 10% 500 words
Presentation 30% 5-7 minute video presentation
Written assignment 30% 1500 words
Exam 30%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities .

All DIGI204 Occurrences

  • DIGI204-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023