Specialisation course 1: Geomedia, culture, and everyday life
7.5 ECTS credits
The course focuses on the mediatisation of culture and everyday life in relation to spatiality and mobility. Students are provided with tools for understanding how media shape our everyday lives and the spaces where they are lived, but also how our daily media use is determined by the specific properties of these spaces. Examples of spaces range from our workplaces, homes, and residential areas to public transport, shops, gyms, and social media. Students practise analysing the consequences of mediatisation in terms of social categories such as class, gender, and ethnicity. Special emphasis is placed on the increasing significance of media for working life and the social consequences of this development, including for instance blurred boundaries between work and leisure, the growing mobility of work, new forms of work, labour markets, and workplaces, and new forms of control and surveillance. The course also covers methodology relevant for the area of study and prepares students for the planning, documentation, realisation, and analysis of a limited study of the mediatisation of culture and everyday life in relation to spatiality and mobility.
Progressive specialisation: A1N (has only first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Master's level
Admission requirements: 90 ECTS credits of Human Geography or Media and Communication Studies, including at least 30 ECTS credits at the G2F level and a degree project/essay of at least 15 ECTS credits at the advanced level, or equivalent, plus upper secondary school level English B/6.
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
This course is included in the following programme
- Master programme in Geomedia Studies: Media, Mobility and Spatial Planning (studied during year 1)