Digital Media, Culture and Politics
15 ECTS credits
The first part of the course consists of lectures and literature seminars. It discusses the historical and contemporary interplay between technology, culture and politics especially the consequences and issues raised by the expansion of digital media. It focuses on questions of cultural diversity, citizenship, the public sphere, consumerism and social sustainability, as well as the tension fields between dominant and alternative media circuits, and the status of commercial and public service media in a shifting technological landscape. During the second part of the course the student produces an individual case oriented research paper based on an independent literature survey. The research paper is presented at a seminar at the end of the course.
Progressive specialisation: A1N (has only first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Master's level
Admission requirements: The course is open for all students with a BA degree and at least 90 ECTS credits in Media and Communication Studies. It is part of the Masters Programme with a profile in Global Media Studies, where it is compulsory for students majoring in Media and Communication Studies. Upper Secondary English course B or equivalent is required.
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.
Course code: MKAD01
This course is included in the following programme
- Master Programme in Global Media Studies (studied during year 1)
The course is not included in the course offerings for the next period.