Networked Media and Communication
AbstractThe course introduces students to the ways that networked media affect different people and organisations, and their communication.
Networked media services have profoundly changed the ways in which people and organisations communicate and interact. Friends, families, colleagues and strangers are only as far away as a smartphone, and it has become commonly accepted to use the word "network" to characterize our relationships to everything from infrastructures to acquaintances to even whole societies. This implies fundamental changes to our society on material, political and social levels, as networked media technologies spreads quickly but unevenly across nations and the Globe, active citizenship is intertwined with mediated forms of action, and notions of private and public are reshaped as social networking sites become primary sites for the performance of identity and organisation of community.
In this course, we will examine the effects of these developments on such different areas of our everyday lives. To learn how to make sense of this, we will read networked 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 themes of scholarship on networked media and communication
- Identify and analyze a relevant empirical case within the theme of networked media and communication using the central themes of scholarship
- Reflect on challenges and opportunities of networked media and their social implications
The course is an introduction to networked media communication and consists of lectures, exercises, presentations, and group work.
The lectures will focus theoretically on reading and discussing various approaches.
During the exercises you will work in groups on the themes brought up in the lecture. Here you will both train your analytical skills, ability to collaborate, and give constructive feedback.
The course literature is published in the course page in LearnIT.
Student Activity BudgetEstimated distribution of learning activities for the typical student
- Preparation for lectures and exercises: 25%
- Lectures: 20%
- Exercises: 20%
- Assignments: 10%
- Exam with preparation: 25%
Ordinary examExam type:
C: Submission of written work, External (7-point scale)
C11: Submission of written work
Individual submission of written work.