Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

Swedish

Type of course

Free Elective

Recommended year of study

2

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The objective of the course is to gain basic understanding of certain central aspects of media and communication. By doing this, the student learns how to do individual course reading

Learning outcomes

The objective of the course is to gain basic understanding of certain central aspects of media and communication. By doing this, the student learns how to do individual course reading.

Course contents

media culture as field and phenomenon.
Media critique.
Media analysis.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None.

Previous course names

Recommended or required reading

DEL 1: Obligatorisk helhet (50 %)

Gripsrud, Jostein. Understanding Media Culture (finns på svenska: Mediekultur - Mediesamhälle)

Kunelius, Risto. Budskapets betydelse. En introduktion i massmediefrågor (orig. finska)

(Alternativ: Fiske, John. Kommunikationsteorier [orig. eng.])

DEL 2: Valbara helheter (50 %)

A) Medier och samhällskritik

Postman, Neil. Underhållning till döds (orig. eng.)

Critcher, Chas. Moral Panics and the Media.

(Alternativ: Dow, Bonnie. Prime-Time Feminism)

B) Semiotisk medieanalys

Bignell, Jonathan. Media Semiotics

Kress, Gunther & van Leeuwen, Theo. Multimodal Discourse

(Alternativ: Chandler, Daniel. Semiotics – The Basics)

C) Film och audiovisuella berättelser

Bordwell, David & Thompson, Kristin. Film Art - An Introduction

Bacon, Henry. Audiovisuaalisen kerronnan teoria

(Alternativ: Branigan, Edward. Narrative Comprehension and Film)

D) Television och kultur

Williams, Raymond. Television – Technology and Cultural Form

Spiegel, Lynn & Olsson, Jan (red.). Television after TV. Essays on a Medium in Transition

(Alternativ: Fiske, John. Television Culture)

E) Nya medier och Internet

Lister, Martin et. al. New Media – A Critical Introduction

Gauntlett, David & Horsley, Ross (eds.). Web Studies (2nd ed).

(Alternativ: Bolter, Jay & Grusin, Richard. Remediation)

F) Musik och video

Shuker, Roy. Understanding Popular Music

Vernallis, Carol. Experiencing Music Video - Aesthetics and Cultural Context

(Alternativ: Negus, Keith. Music Genres and Corporate Cultures)

Study activities

  • Individual studies - 6 hours
  • - 127 hours

Workload

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

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Reports and productions

Examiner

Bergman Mats

Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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