English translation of course syllabus

Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Media and Everyday Life, 7.5 credits

(Medier och vardagsliv, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Course code 1128MV
Subject area Media and Communication Studies
Main field of study Media and Communication Studies
Progressive specialisation A1N (Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Academic school School of Culture and Education
Disciplary domain Humanities 50%
Social sciences 50%
Grading scale AF
Education cycle Second-cycle (Master)
Language of instruction English
Valid from Autumn semester 2018


This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for the Faculty Board for Culture and Education  at Södertörn University on 2018-04-24 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Media and Communication Studies as the main field of study, and English B or equivalent.

Learning outcomes

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

  • provide a detailed outline of the media roles and functions in everyday life
  • independently summarise, analyse and evaluate advanced academic texts, and to communicate these skills orally (in academic seminars) and in written reports
  • independently and critically discuss key theoretical and methodological issues related to research in the field of media and everyday life

Course content, modules and examinations

The course focuses on theories and methods that deal with the media's importance in the organisation of everyday life. It includes contextualising and historicising various theoretical perspectives through contemporary and historical studies. The focus is on autonomously and critically assimilating advanced theoretical knowledge in this research field, describing these, and developing applications.

1001, Media and Everyday Life, 7.5 credits

(Medier och vardagsliv, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Grades permitted: AF

Course design

Instruction takes place in the form of seminars.

Examination format

The course is examined through:

  • written take-home exam, active participation in seminars.
  • Attendance is compulsory at the introduction and at all seminars.
  • Oral presentations

Absence from individual seminars can be compensated by written assignments as instructed by the course coordinator.

The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

If a student has a certificate from Södertörn University for compensatory support, the examiner has the right to decide on an adapted examination or alternative form of examination in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

Other stipulations

Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1112MV, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1774-2.1.1-2018).