Digital Childhoods (X3300)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module builds ESW’s involvement in the interdisciplinary Sussex Humanities Lab in order to showcase new thinking about how digital technologies have become part of everyday lives in ways that both create and solve everyday problems. The module draws of cutting edge research from across the university and addresses its concerns in three stages:

  • 1. Concepts for understanding social and technological change, digitial cultures and the history of technology.
  • 2. Matters around digital reproduction, digital childhood and youth and digital dependence.
  • 3. Platforms and controversies, from digital romance and health to fan culture.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 256 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: