The course is included in these curricula and study modules

The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2021-08-01 to 2021-10-24)
  • 2 (2021-10-25 to 2021-12-31)
  • 3 (2022-01-01 to 2022-03-13)
  • 4 (2022-03-14 to 2022-07-31)


Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the main features of the role of media in contemporary society.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to assess and critically discuss the role of the media in contemporary society

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Fluency in spoken and written English

Recommended or required reading

John Michael Roberts, 2014. New Media & Public Activism. Bristol: Policy.

Jonathan Hardy 2014. Critical political economy of the media : an introduction. Oxon: Routledge.

James Curran, Natalie Fenton, and Des Freedman, 2012. Misunderstanding the Internet. Oxon: Routledge

Study activities

Individual studies - 133 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the test on the selected readings


Stocchetti Matteo


Stocchetti Matteo

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Course enrolment period

2021-08-09 to 2021-09-05

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams

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