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Postgraduate course

Key Theories of Digital Culture

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeDIKULT302
  • Number of semesters1
  • Language English
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Objectives and Content

The course deals with key theories from the field of digital culture. Theories are the analytical tools that scientist use to observe, interpret and describe the world. They set the research object in an academic context and make it available for analysis and interpretation. The goal of DIKULT302 is to give students a deeper understanding of how the relationship between people, technology and society have been theorised within the field. Through lectures and independent work, the students should learn to evaluate and use the central theories in their Master's thesis.

We recommend that DIKULT302 is taken in the first semester of the Master program (Fall) together with DIKULT301: Methods and master's project in Digital Culture.

Learning Outcomes

After taking the course the student should have:- an overview of key theories and theorists within the field of digital culture- understanding of the role theories play in research- depth of knowledge in a selection of key theoriesAfter taking the course the student should be able to:- assess and evaluate a theory- evaluate and compare various theories- independently select the theories that will be useful in the work of master's thesis and other research projects

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

Recommended prior courses include DIKULT104 or DIKULT206/DIKULT251.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap


Access to the Course

The course is open to all students admitted to the Master¿s program in Digital Culture at UiB.

Teaching and learning methods

The learning activities extend throughout the semester of 15 weeks, while 10 of these are taught. In the weeks of teaching there will be a three hour seminar.

It is expected that students take active part in class discussion.

If less than five students are registered to a course, the department might reduce the teaching, please see the department¿s guidelines regarding this on "My page". Regarding a course where this is a possibility the students get information about this at the beginning of the semester, and before the deadline regarding semester registration 1.February/1.September.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Weekly mandatory assignments will be given in connection with the seminar. These assignments may include written products and individual or joint presentations at the seminar.

In order to take the exam was required that the student has participated in at least 75 percent of the teaching and in the activities of the teaching covers. Course participation is approved by the course leader.

Forms of Assessment

Term paper, approximately 5000-7000 words

Examination Support Material


Grading Scale

Grade scale A-F.

Assessment Semester

Fall. There is also an exam early in the spring semester for students with valid and approved obligatory assignments.

Reading List

About 1000 pages of assigned reading.

Course Evaluation

Evaluation will be conducted in accordance with the University of Bergen's quality assurance system.

Programme Committee


Course Administrator

Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies


Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies. E-post: advice@lle.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Term paper

    Submission deadline
    27.02.2023, 13:00
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam