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Kursusnavn (dansk):Medier og kommunikation 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Media and Communication 
Semester:Efterår 2010 
Udbydes, digital design og kommunikation (ddk) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Min. antal deltagere:12 
Forventet antal deltagere:70 
Maks. antal deltagere:100 
Formelle forudsætninger:IT at user level.  
Læringsmål:After the course, the student should be able to:

Analyze and critically evaluate computer-mediated communication.

Identify the different media specific characteristics, strengths and weaknesses.

Explain the main theoretical approaches within communications and media theory.

Explain the difference in perceptions of the computer as a machine and the computer as a medium.

Evaluate the different suitability of media platforms and approaches in relation to computer-mediated communication in practice.

Reflect upon the use of and choose relevant theories and appropriate methods in relation to a particular study of an independently identified problem, phenomenon or practice related to digital media and communication

Present and discuss the findings from the study based on the chosen theories, methods and own empirical observations.

Fagligt indhold:The course aims to provide a "toolbox" of techniques and theories which will enable the student to analyze and assess communicative aspects of digital media. The course is an introduction to communications and media research with specific emphasis on digital media from various perspectives: theoretical, practical, social and historical.

The course introduces students to communication and media theory perspectives, with particular emphasis on digital media. We will deal with specific problems, challenges and benefits associated with IT based communication.

Theoretically, the course focuses on basic communication theory, media theory, theories of computer-mediated communication, and historical and contemporary ideas about digital media and their specific communicative potential. Communication and media research methodology is also introduced.

There will be ample opportunity to test and apply the presented theories and methods in the exercise sessions, where we will work with various small cases and current examples as a basis for discussion. The experience from this part of the course will be used in the examination project, in which the students must identify problem, phenomenon or practice related to digital media and communication and apply the relevant theories and methods to conduct a study and analyze the results.

During the course the students must submit two small obligatory group-assignments and individual participation in the final seminar is obligatory. The final examination project is a written academic paper and the course will introduce genre and writing techniques.

A further goal for the course is that the students should achieve a theoretical, methodological and analytical basis for understanding digital media and digital communications that can be converted and used in subsequent courses.

Læringsaktiviteter:14 ugers undervisning bestående af forelæsninger og øvelser

- Lectures by the teacher, guest talks, student presentations and ongoing discussions.
- Group work in connection with the exercises, and from mid - course focused on the examination project.
- Practical / analytical exercises that the groups work with during the exercise session and after.
- A closing whole day seminar where all exam projects are presented with opposition from other groups, a teacher and assistant teacher.


Se hvordan undervisningen er tilrettelagt her:
link til skemaoplysninger
Skemaoplysningerne vil være tilgængelige fra kort før semesterstart.

See the schedule here:
link to the time table
The schedule will be available shortly before the beginning of the term.


Information om studiestruktur
Dette kursus er en del af DDKs obligatoriske moduler, som du kan finde beskrevet her:
DDK studiestruktur

For at blive i DDK skal du bestå DDK's obligatoriske moduler, og desuden gennemføre en 22,5 ECTS specialisering samt to 7,5 ECTS valgfag. 

Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:X. experimental examination form (7-scale; external exam), 7-trins-skala, Ekstern censur

During the course the students must submit three small obligatory group-assignments and individual participation in the final seminar is obligatory. The mandatory elements of the course must be passed in order to be eligible for the exam.  

Litteratur udover forskningsartikler:The basic readings for the course are:

Lievrouw, Leah and Sonia Livingstone (eds.)(2006 2nd ed): The Handbook of New Media. Updated Student edition. London: Sage

Compendium which comprehends the remaining articles which we will read during the course.

Recommended basic book:

Jensen, K.B. (2008): Medier og Samfund. København: Samfundslitteratur

Books and compendium can be bought at Akademisk Boghandel – SL Books, Njalsgade 80 / University of Copenhagen/KUA. The compendium will be ready at course start.
Afholdelse (tid og sted)
Kurset afholdes på følgende tid og sted:
Tirsdag 11.00-13.00 Forelæsning ITU Aud 3
Tirsdag 13.45-15.45 Øvelser ITU Aud 3

Eksamen afholdes på følgende tid og sted:
2010-12-15 Før kl. 15.00 Eksamensopgave 1 ITU Eksamenskontoret (2E)