1211.10 - Communication

Course number
The course deals with the characteristics of the mass media. The objective of the course is to enable the student • gain an understanding of the nature of communications and the media (theory, analysis, and history) • to analyze, interpret, and critically review texts and dialogues in their communications context.
The media will be described and analyzed in connection with their rise, development and significance in an industrial and information-based community. Examination For the examination, the student is required to • discuss central, problematic issues of communication and mass media • analyze texts from the reading list and discuss their communication context • discuss the important theories on communication and mass media. Reading List For the examination, the student shall be responsible for: 3 scholarly works on theories or methodologies for communication analysis. 2 works and 15 texts that represent different types of communication and mass media; these may include oral and written texts, as well as visual material, mass media texts and private communications.
Learning and teaching approaches
Instruction takes place 4 hours per week over 1 term or the equivalent.
Assessment method
The student may: 1. take a 6-hour, written examination, or 2. write a paper on a specific topic chosen by the lecturer. External examiners.
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