The course is included in these curricula and study modules

The course takes place in period

2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)

Level/category

General studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

2

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to enhance conceptual thinking and foster critical engagement with the processes associated to mediated communication

Learning outcomes

In this course students are expected to be familiar with the basic concepts and methods associated to the critical discussion on media issues. In addition they will possess the analytical skills for the critical analysis of media content.

Course contents

What’s critical in critical media analysis? The social construction of the world: from information to knowledge Media Histories Media & Theories Interpretative Approaches: Semiotics, Marxism, Psychoanalysis Visual communication The postmodern condition Media, Power and Professional Responsibility

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The course is entirely in English. Effective participation requires a good control of written and spoken English.

Previous course names

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Additional information

Please note that attendance of the course lectures is compulsory. To qualify for credits, students have to attend no less than 80% of the course.

Recommended or required reading

The course textbook is the following: Stocchetti Matteo and Karin Kukkonen (2011) Critical Media Analysis, Peter Lang.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 100 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 5 hours
  • Practical training - 0 hours

Workload

  • 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

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Students assessment and grading is based on three elements: attendance (at least 80%) and two exercises. The first exercise consists of tests on the textbook. The second exercise is a short essay on a book from a list that will be published at the beginning of the course.

Teacher

Stocchetti Matteo

Examiner

Stocchetti Matteo

Home page of the course

https://arcada.itslearning.com/

Group size

No limit (43 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-10-14 to 2019-11-10

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-10-21 12:00 - 15:00 A311 Critical Media Analysis Stocchetti Matteo
2019-10-23 10:00 - 12:00 A311 Critical Media Analysis Stocchetti Matteo
2019-10-28 12:00 - 15:00 A311 Critical Media Analysis Stocchetti Matteo
2019-10-30 10:00 - 12:00 D4109 Critical Media Analysis Stocchetti Matteo
2019-11-04 12:00 - 15:00 A311 Critical Media Analysis Stocchetti Matteo
2019-11-06 10:00 - 12:00 A311 Critical Media Analysis Stocchetti Matteo
2019-11-11 12:00 - 15:00 A311 Critical Media Analysis Stocchetti Matteo
2019-11-13 10:00 - 12:00 A311 Critical Media Analysis Stocchetti Matteo
2019-11-18 12:00 - 15:00 A311 Critical Media Analysis Stocchetti Matteo
2019-11-20 10:00 - 12:00 A311 Critical Media Analysis Stocchetti Matteo
2019-11-25 12:00 - 15:00 A311 Critical Media Analysis Stocchetti Matteo
2019-11-27 10:00 - 12:00 A311 Critical Media Analysis Stocchetti Matteo
2019-12-02 12:00 - 15:00 A311 Critical Media Analysis Stocchetti Matteo
2019-12-04 10:00 - 12:00 A311 Critical Media Analysis Stocchetti Matteo

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