Level/category

General 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 aim of the course is to bring forward some important concepts within media- and culture studies. The student should be aware of the connections between visual media performances and the various possibilities to interpretation of these media texts.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to discuss some focal concepts related to media and culture studies. During the course we will problematize concepts like gender, ethnicity, participation. Contemporary media performances and media rituals underline the need for understanding the future media professional's role and responsibility in the creation and distribution of various media texts.

Course contents

The course entails lectures, analysis assignments and a short film production that reflects the themes of the course. The purpose is to understand the very many ways to a) produce new media content and to b) to analyze and c) intepret the consequences of various visual media performances.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None

Previous course names

None

Recommended or required reading

Images and communities, The visual construction of the Social Stocchetti, Matteo & Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna (ed.), Gaudeamus, 2007. Mediayhteiskunta. Seppänen, Janne & Väliverronen, Janne. vastapaino, 2013.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 50 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 35 hours
  • Individual studies - 33 hours
  • Seminars - 15 hours

Workload

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

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Examination 1: 80% attendance Examination 2: analyze a visual media presentation Examination 3: produce a short film on the themes discussed on the course The examinations contribute to the final grade as follows: ...

Teacher

Räisä Tiina

Examiner

Räisä Tiina

Home page of the course

https://arcada.itslearning.com/

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

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