The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)
  • 2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)

Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

Swedish

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

1

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aims of the course are: Knowledge and understanding After completing the course, students should: - be able to account for central perspectives in media history, - be able to account for the Western media historical development - be able to to reflect on how the media shaped by the history and the importance of these media had for man Skills and Abilities After completing the course, students should: - be able to produce an independent essay on the subject matter - be able to verbally discuss and problematize media history literature with others Evaluation ability and approach After completing the course, students should: - be able to apply a critical approach to their environment,- relate the media historical knowledge to socially relevant and universal social problem areas.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to understand how media and communication has helped to shape our communities through the period of late modernity.

Course contents

The course gives a first overview of Media and Communication as fields of study and presents selected concepts, theories, traditions and central sources in the literature. It follows the development of the social, technological, economic and political events through history. Some basic media theoretical concepts are introduced to each lesson for after qualifying courses allow the student to creating a critical perspective on media and communication world works today. Special focus is on the mass media, film history, the Internet development and social media functionality and interaction society. The subject is vast and the course aims to a basic plan to create an understanding of the role of media in the modern communities. In addition, treated the social impact of new forms of communication and information dissemination is, from invention of the printing press to the global communication networks and mobile applications of social media we have today. Woven into the course are a solid background literature that serves as the gateway for those who want to learn more about the subject. The course is therefore a natural introduction to the academic thinking and writing. In addition, every two weeks of course, be a film screening as parallel connects theories with important contemporary works in film history. To the content should not be a list of dates and events intertwine the historical development of media in a discussion about how development of media affects the man as an individual and members of society. The sociological reasoning describes Thus, the impact and relevance of the media history development that has resulted in the mediatised society we have today. The examination consists of an essay in which students discuss two of the traditions that are represented in the course, their relevance; the ways in which they have developed; how they have been applied, and how they can evaluated in terms of the contemporary media environment (technically, organizational, textually, analytically). The essay is written individually in scope 10-15 pages and will discuss rather but to summarize the main points of the arguments. Disposition weekly The course runs over two periods. Every other week, it lecture based and every week we see a movie relates to the theory. Each theory lesson based on short extracts (10- 20 s) from the classic media texts which the student has two weeks to read. The goal is that we can have a good discussion on the subject in lesson.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None

Additional information

The course uses a "Flipped Classroom" didactic.

Recommended or required reading

Baudrillard J (1995) Simulacra and Simulation. University of Michigan Press. Benjamin W (2010) The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. CreateSpace. Bourdieu P (1999) On Television. New York: New Press, The. Briggs A and Burke P (2010) A Social History of the Media: From Gutenberg to the Internet. 3 edition. Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA: Polity. Bronner SE (2011) Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction. 1st edition. New York, N.Y: Oxford University Press. Clooney G (2005) Good Night, and Good Luck. Biography, Drama, History. Curran J, Fenton N and Freedman D (2016) Misunderstanding the Internet. 2 edition. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge. Fiennes S (2013) The Pervert?s Guide to Ideology. Documentary. Fiske J (2010) The John Fiske Collection: Introduction to Communication Studies. 3 edition. London ; New York: Routledge. Fuchs C (2013) Social Media: A Critical Introduction. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications Ltd. Gripsrud J (2011) Mediekultur och mediesamhälle. 3 edition. Göteborg: Bokförlaget Daidalos. Hjarvard S (2008) The Mediatization of Society. Nordicom Review 29(2): 105?134. Joost H and Schulman A (2010) Catfish. Documentary. Juhani W (2014) Den finska televisionens milstolpar : program och programproduktion under fem årtionden. Göteborg : Helsingfors: Nordicom. McLuhan M and Gordon WT (2003) Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man : Critical Edition. Critical edition. Corte Madera, CA: Gingko Press. Nord L, Strömbäck J, Allern S, et al. (2012) Medierna och demokratin. 2 edition. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB. Peim N (2007) Walter Benjamin in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Aura in Education: A Rereading of ?The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction?. Journal of Philosophy of Education 41(3): 363?380. Roberts JM (2014) New Media and Public Activism: Neoliberalism, the State and Radical Protest in the Public Sphere. Policy Press. Stocchetti M and Kukkonen K (2010) Critical Media Analysis: An Introduction for Media Professionals. Peter Lang Pub Incorporated. Thompson JB (2002) Medierna och moderniteten. Göteborg: Bokförlaget Daidalos. Tyldum M (2014) The Imitation Game. Biography, Drama, Thriller. Wachowski Lana and Wachowski Lilly (1999) The Matrix. Action, Sci- Fi. Welles O (1941) Citizen Kane. Drama, Mystery.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Practical exercises - 15 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 30 hours
  • - 20 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

  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
  • Learning diary and group assignments.

Assessment requirements

To pass the course, the student must participate in class, pass the 10 part examinations and pass the learning diary requirements.

Teacher

  • Grönvall John
  • Lindfors Kauko
  • Löv Monica

Examiner

Grönvall John

Home page of the course

https://arcada.itslearning.com/

Group size

No limit (57 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Kursen inleds med en filmvisning ("The Truman Show") i lilla auditoriet F249 den 29.08.2019 kl 10:30-12:30 Därefter följer den första lektionen som är i DIAK 100m mot centrum från Arcada. Måndagen 2.9 kl 8:30 - 12:00. Vi träffas i Aulan i DIAK. Lektionen är i rum 322 i DIAK.

Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-08-29 10:30 - 12:30 F143 Mediehistoria Film. Hallgren Niclas
Löv Monica
2019-09-02 08:30 - 11:30 DIAK Mediehistoria DIAK i rum 322. Grönvall John
2019-09-02 16:15 - 19:00 F143 Mediehistoria Grönvall John
Hallgren Niclas
Löv Monica
2019-09-09 08:30 - 11:30 DIAK Mediehistoria DIAK rum 331 Grönvall John
2019-09-09 16:15 - 19:00 F143 Mediehistoria Grönvall John
Hallgren Niclas
Löv Monica
2019-09-16 13:00 - 16:00 DIAK Mediehistoria DIAK rum 322 Grönvall John
2019-09-16 16:15 - 19:00 F143 Mediehistoria Grönvall John
Hallgren Niclas
Löv Monica
2019-09-23 13:00 - 16:00 Mediehistoria OBS! DIAK Rum 222. Grönvall John
2019-09-23 16:15 - 19:00 F143 Mediehistoria Grönvall John
Hallgren Niclas
Löv Monica
2019-09-30 13:00 - 16:00 DIAK Mediehistoria DIAK "Kaarre -3vån" Grönvall John
2019-09-30 16:15 - 19:00 F143 Mediehistoria Grönvall John
Hallgren Niclas
Löv Monica
2019-10-07 13:00 - 16:00 DIAK Mediehistoria DIAK rum 222 Grönvall John
2019-10-07 16:15 - 19:00 F143 Mediehistoria Grönvall John
Hallgren Niclas
Löv Monica
2019-10-14 13:00 - 16:00 DIAK Mediehistoria DIAK rum 327 Grönvall John
2019-10-14 16:45 - 19:15 F143 Mediehistoria Grönvall John
Hallgren Niclas
Löv Monica
2019-10-21 13:00 - 16:00 DIAK Mediehistoria DIAK rum 332 Grönvall John
2019-10-21 16:00 - 18:30 F143 Mediehistoria Grönvall John
Hallgren Niclas
Löv Monica
2019-11-08 13:00 - 16:00 DIAK Mediehistoria DIAK rum 331 Grönvall John
2019-11-15 09:30 - 12:00 F143 Mediehistoria Grönvall John
Hallgren Niclas
Löv Monica
2019-11-15 13:00 - 16:00 DIAK Mediehistoria DIAK rum 331 Grönvall John
2019-12-11 09:15 - 12:00 A211 Mediehistoria Lindfors Kauko
2019-12-13 09:15 - 12:30 A211 Mediehistoria Lindfors Kauko
2019-12-16 13:15 - 16:00 A211 Mediehistoria Lindfors Kauko

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