6 August 2010
The course examines the role of media in relation to processes of democratization and globalization from a theoretical and a practical analytical perspective. Examples of the political processes discussed on a theoretical basis are linked to political experiences from different parts of the world. The course has its theoretical foundation in democratic theory, theories of globalization, civil society/public sphere theory, and theories relating to new media and democracy. An international and comparative perspective is adopted. Where appropriate, media research in Norway and other Scandinavian countries is included.
This course is offered in cooperation with The Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo.
Minimum BA degree in media studies or other relevant discipline, and preferably some professional experience from media related work.
The course is interdisciplinary and theoretical and aims at enabling students to understand various aspects of media in contemporary society.
Take-home examination. Grading based on the ECTS grading system A-B-C-D-E-F.
USD 3635: On campus fee, room & board included