Objectives and Content
The course gives an introductory overview of the Norwegian media system, its characteristics and its organization in a comparative international context. The media system plays a key role in developing and fostering democratic conditions in Norway. It serves as arena for freedom of speech, is characterized by a high level of press freedom and is populated by a strong public service broadcasting institution. It thus provides an interesting case for comparison. From the perspective of media studies, the course provides a historically grounded introduction to Norwegian media institutions which also deals with recent developments of digital media.
A student who has completed the course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
The candidate has a basic knowledge of
- key Norwegian media institutions
- the characteristics of the Norwegian media system
- media use in Norway
- key economic and political conditions for media production
The candidate can
- give an overview of the characteristics and organization of the Norwegian media system in a global context
- critically assess the role of this the Norwegian media system in Norwegian society
Required Previous Knowledge
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures and weekly seminars.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Participation in a weekly seminar and submission of a written exercise is mandatory.
Accepted (mandatory) exercise is valid this term and the following term of exam.
Forms of Assessment
6 hours written school exam (in English or Norwegian).
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 23.04.2018, 09:00
- 6 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam