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Media Technology and Society - Bachelor Thesis

Hovedinnhold

Studiepoeng, omfang

15 ECTS

Studienivå (studiesyklus)

Bachelor

Undervisningssemester

Autumn

Mål og innhald

The aim of this course is to provide a theoretical specialization in the relationship between media and communication technologies and their social and cultural practices. This course is less about the content of media than it is about the forms and meanings of media technologies themselves. It aims to create an understanding of the mutual influence between social and cultural contexts and the development of media and communication technologies through a combination of theory and practice.

The organization of the course is twofold: 1) A lectures series engaging with theories and perspectives pertaining to the historical and contemporary development of media technologies in their social and cultural contexts. 2) Workshops connecting theoretical insights to contemporary media culture through practice-based assignments.

Læringsutbyte

Upon completion of this course, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The student

  • has knowledge about the relationship between media and communication technology, culture and society.
  • has knowledge about central theories of media and communication studies pertaining to the relationship between technology, culture and society.

Skills

The student

  • can discuss the relationship between media technology and society in a historical perspective.
  • can reflect upon central theories and perspectives on the development of modern media and how new technology creates new forms of communication and interaction.
  • can analyze the relevance of media technology for the development of modern forms of culture and society.

General competence

The student

  • can employ central theoretical perspectives to explain and understand the development of media. technologies and their cultural and societal role, and present such work in written form.

Krav til forkunnskapar

None

Tilrådde forkunnskapar

None, but the course builds on MEVI101 - MEVI104.

Studiepoengsreduksjon

INFOMEVI201 (15 sp)

MEVI224 (15 sp)

Krav til studierett

The course is open for students at the Bachelor programme in Media and Communication, University of Bergen

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Lectures and workshops.

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet

Approved pre-workshop assignments.

There is not time limit for approved work requirements.

Vurderingsformer

Bachelor thesis, approximately 8000 words, with supervision.

Karakterskala

A-F

Vurderingssemester

Assessment in teaching semester and the following semester.

Litteraturliste

The reading list will be ready before 1 June for the autumn semester.

Emneevaluering

All courses are evaluated according to UiB's system for quality assurance of education.

Programansvarleg

Programrådet har ansvar for fagleg innhald og oppbygging av studiet og for kvaliteten på studieprogrammet og alle emna der.  

Emneansvarleg

Course coordinator and administrative contact person can be found on Mitt UiB

Administrativt ansvarleg

Det samfunnsvitskaplege fakultet ved Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap har det administrative ansvaret for emnet.  

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