The course takes place in period

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

Level/category

Professional 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

~ A general ability to evaluate representations
of individuals and groups in terms of
political,
social and economic contexts and influences.
~ An ability to question and critically analyse
the social impact of media representations in
society.

Learning outcomes

  • An understanding of why representations are
    important in the communication and media
    sphere.
  • An understanding of key concepts, theories
    and
    methods relevant to social constructivism,
    social
    constructionism and representation.

Course contents

This course will examine and critically analyse a
variety of media texts in order to assess
representations of ethnicity, class, race,
sexuality, gender and age.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Practical exercises - 15 hours
  • Individual studies - 100 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

Assessment requirements

This course will be assessed through an indepth
analysis of a chosen case study. Instructions
will be provided in the course, and deadlines
clearly identified.
Assignments submitted after the deadline will
not be graded and will receive 0.
Students need to attend at least 80% of
all classes, and complete the assignment in
order to pass the course.

Teacher

  • Hyde-Clarke Nathalie
  • Räisä Tiina

Examiner

Hyde-Clarke Nathalie

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2019-01-15

The timetable of the course

DATUM TID BESKRIVNING RUM
23.10.2018 09:30 - 12:00
Representation Course A312
30.10.2018 09:30 - 12:00
Representation Course A312
06.11.2018 09:30 - 12:00
Representation Course A312
13.11.2018 09:30 - 12:00
Representation Course A312
20.11.2018 09:30 - 12:00
Representation Course A312
27.11.2018 09:30 - 12:00
Representation Course A312
04.12.2018 09:30 - 12:00
Representation Course A312

Course enrolment period

2019-10-14 to 2019-11-10

Assessment methods

2018-12-11 - Reports and productions

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