Official course description:
The course introduces students to the ways that networked media affect different people and organisations, and their communication.
Networked media services such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Grindr have profoundly changed the ways in which people and organizations communicate and interact. Changes occur on the material level, with networked media technologies spreading quickly but unevenly across nations and the Globe. On a political level, active citizenship is increasingly intertwined with digital literacy and mediated forms of action. And socially, notions of private and public are reshaped as social networking sites become primary sites for the performance of identity and organisation of community.
The students will learn how networked media affect different people and organizations, and their communication.
In this class, we will examine the effects of networked media and communication on such different areas of society. To learn how to make sense of this, we will read media and communication theories, and in order to think about what kinds of knowledge each theory produces, and apply them to case material.
Formal prerequisitesThis course is part of the first semester in the bachelor's degree in Global Business Informatics.
Intended learning outcomes
After the course, the student should be able to:
- Identify and present central matters of concern within the field of new media and communication
- Critically assess how communication is mediated through and with digital technology
- Reflect on challenges and opportunities of new media and their social implications in a global context
Ordinary examExam type:
B: Oral exam, external (7-trinsskala)
The duration of the oral examination is 20 minutes per examinee. There is no preparation time prior to the oral exam. For the first part of the oral exam you have to prepare a short presentation (5-7 minutes), which builds on the mandatory activity. In the second part of the oral exam we will have a short discussion in relation to media & communication theory and you will be assessed according to the intended learning outcomes.