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Entry requirements: The equivalent of English B and 60 credits in Social Sciences or Humanities.

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Max. 165 credits may be taken into account.

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Media, Culture and Society 1

Course 7.5 credits

Contemporary life is permeated by messages produced by the media. These messages come in the form of news broadcasts, public information, commercials, entertainment and fiction, among other things. This course examines how dominant media technologies, i.e. broadcasting, print and digital media, are linked to the communication process, i.e. production, text and reception/audience. The course uses research models developed in both the humanities and the social sciences. The aim is to provide students with the theoretical and analytical knowledge necessary to understand the role of the mass media and mass communication in culture and society from historical, sociological, psychological and aesthetic perspectives. The course is held in the second half of the spring and autumn semesters. A good understanding of the English language is required.

The information below comes from the syllabus and is valid from: autumn semester 2017

Course design

The course consists of lectures and seminars.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:

  • orally and in writing describe basic theoretical perspectives and research traditions in the field of media and communication studies
  • evaluate different models of analysis for the study of media production, media texts and media audiences
  • discuss and reflect upon the media's significance in social and cultural life
  • discuss and reflect on the relationship between media, society and culture, including the political, economic and cultural framework surrounding the media.


Obligatory and active participation in the seminars. Written take-home exam.

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from autumn semester 2017

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