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General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to provide the student with the
fundamental tools necessary to function within in an academic
environment; this means to be able to construct research
questions and to use these in order to analyze empirical media

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will be familiar with some of
the central concepts within the area of cultural studies/media

Course contents

The course introduces the student to some crucial concepts
within media culture studies:
– power
– presentation and representation
– stereotypes, identity, ethnicity and nationalism
– audience
– media as ritual production and ritual communication
– gender studies

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names


Additional information

80% attendance required

Recommended or required reading

Mediayhteiskunta, Seppänen, Janne och Väliverronen, Esa, 2012,
Mediesamhället, centrala begrepp, Berglez, Peter och Olauson,
Ulrika. 2009, Studentlitteratur.
Valda artiklar och föreläsningsmaterial.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 18 hours
  • Practical exercises - 4 hours
  • Individual studies - 35 hours
  • - 25 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 82 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 82 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)


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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

2012-12-11 - Exams

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