Professional Role, Jurisprudence and Ethics
7.5 ECTS credits
The course deals with the professional roles of the communication officer and the analyst and the ethical and legal issues involved, providing opportunities for students to develop a reflexive approach to the professional practice. The course aims to place the communication officer in a societal context with a focus on the concept of professional role. The different professional roles in the area of communication and how they are related are treated. The general and basic legal issues of communication are discussed, including freedom of speech and the press, public access to information and copyrights. Students also learn to approach various problems that may arise in the daily work critically and reflectively and to acquire knowledge of the basic ethical principles relevant to different roles. Contact with active professionals is an important part of the module.
Progressive specialisation: G1N (has only upper‐secondary level entry requirements)
Education level: Undergraduate level
Admission requirements: Admission to the Media and Communication programme: Digital Media and Analysis (SGMKV-SGDM)
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
- Media and Communication: Digital Media and Analysis (studied during year 1)