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An Introduction to the Norwegian Media System in a Global Context

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeMEVI111
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

Semester of Instruction

Spring

Objectives and Content

The course gives an understanding of the Norwegian media system's characteristics and how it is organized and operate in an international and global context. The Norwegian media system provides an interesting case for comparison. 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. From the perspective of media studies, the course provides a historically grounded introduction which also deals with recent developments of digital media.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:

  • give an overview of the characteristics and organization of the Norwegian media system in a global context
  • critically assess the role of this media system in the Norwegian society.

Required Previous Knowledge

None

Teaching and learning methods

Primarily in the form of lectures.

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).

Grading Scale

A-F

Subject Overlap

In combination with MEVI110, MEVI111 will only give 5 credits.

In combination with the completed exam in MEVI100, a successful exam in the MEVI111 will only result in 10 ECTS.

In combination with the completed exam in MEVI101, a successful exam in the MEVI111 will only result in 10 ECTS.

In combination with the completed exam in both MEVI100 and MEVI101, a successful exam in the MEVI111 will only result in 5 ECTS.

Contact

Contact Information

advice@media.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    Withdrawal deadline
    13.09.2017
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam