The course takes place in period

4 (2020-03-23 to 2020-07-31)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The student will learn about the historical shift from analogical to digital and social media and how this shift can be seen explicitly on in a new type of media communication. The student will know the concepts social, media and communication. Besides these, she/he will have basic insight into the concepts platform society, individual, institution, representation and semiotics. The student will have developed an analytical skill in order to approach social media and to understand the challenges of social media and the platform society for the civic society and an professional media production.

Learning outcomes

After the examination of the curse, the student will know the focal concept within the fields of social media and communication. The student will gain a broader and a more professional understanding of the role and meaning of social media for both individual and society so that she/he can adapt the concepts in written texts and oral group conversation. In the course the student also practices their ability to speak and write. Rhetorics, logical fallacies and process-writing are all included in the communication part of the course content.

Course contents

Due to the exceptional situation created by the Coronavirus and the closing of the University, the course is now completely virtual, everything happens via Zoom and Itslearning. Backup mediums are Whatsapp and email. The course consists of reading articles, lectures, and group work via Zoom, panel discussions in Zoom and writing an essay. The student will read before each class, she/he will use a set of questions that is delivered before class, discuss the questions in groups and present the results in a panel discussion. The student will write an essay 6-8 pages of a chosen course theme.

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names

2013 - 2016: Web Analysis and Social Media 2017: KP-2-101 (0) Social media and production

Additional information

The course is moving online due to the Corona virus. We well keep the students informed via email and Itslearning. As this course is mandatory for the students at the degree program mediekultur and kulturproducentskap, these student will be prioritized in case of a great number of applicants for the course.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 24 hours
  • Practical exercises - 8 hours
  • Small-group work - 50 hours
  • Individual studies - 43 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 10 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

These requirements will be explained in detail in the first session. If you do not attend that session then it will be your responsibility to make sure you understand them.


  • Engebretsen Nanna
  • Grönvall John


Grönvall John

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Group size

No limit (57 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2020-03-09 to 2020-04-05

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2020-04-01 10:15 - 12:00 Sociala medier och kommunikation Kick Off. Länken till zoommötet skickas via epost til anmälda på onsdagsmorgonen 1.4. Engebretsen Nanna
Grönvall John
2020-04-08 13:15 - 16:00 Sociala medier och kommunikation Via Zoom.
2020-04-15 13:15 - 16:00 Sociala medier och kommunikation Undervisning via ZOOM Engebretsen Nanna
2020-04-22 13:15 - 16:00 DIAK Sociala medier och kommunikation Via Zoom.
2020-04-29 13:15 - 16:00 D173 Sociala medier och kommunikation Engebretsen Nanna
2020-05-06 13:15 - 16:00 DIAK Sociala medier och kommunikation Bekräftat. Vi är i DIAK sal 222
2020-05-12 13:15 - 16:00 B518 Sociala medier och kommunikation Engebretsen Nanna
2020-05-20 13:15 - 16:00 Sociala medier och kommunikation Ersätter online-föreläsningen 5.5 Engebretsen Nanna
2020-05-27 13:15 - 16:00 DIAK Sociala medier och kommunikation Bekräftat. Vi är i DIAK sal 222

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