Digital Media & Information Studies MA

Enterprise, Creativity and Citizenship Online INFOST4007

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will examine the nature and impact of Web 2.0 in the economic, creative and political fields, placing these developments in a theoretical and historical context.


1x1hr lecture; 1x1hr seminar per week over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus.

Excluded Courses

ARTMED4007 Enterprise, Creativity and Citizenship Online

INFOSTUD4008 Enterprise, Creativity and Citizenship Online




Essay (3,500 words) - 60%

Group based class debate of 50 minutes (25% group mark and 15% individual mark) - 40%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. Where, exceptionally, reassessment on Honours courses is required to satisfy professional/accreditation requirements, only the overall course grade achieved at the first attempt will contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Explore the basic theoretical and methodological approaches in the field

■ Reflect on the nature of online entrepreneurship, creativity and citizenship

■ Compare key online events and historical equivalents

■ Develop and express critical and creative skills

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:


■ Explain appropriate theoretical approaches to online information

■ Compare and contrast the influences that shape online enterprise, creativity and citizenship

■ Evaluate the potential benefits, externalities and consequences of online information technology

■ Relate online entrepreneurial, creative and citizenship activity to its broader economic, social and historical context Recognise their own and others creativity

■ Work effectively in small group

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.