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Seminar Topics in Digital Culture

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Level of Study

Master and PhD

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Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The master's program aims to provide a thorough introduction to digital culture, the theoretical and analytical methods, and work techniques.DIKULT304 is a seminar course in Digital culture, with emphasis on a central question in research in the field of digital culture. The course covers relevant theory in conjunction with a further limited theme. The theme of the course will vary, and may for instance be:- A theoretical tradition (eg, feminist technology research)- A method (eg statistical analysis of the interaction on the web)- A theme (e.g., use of social media in politics)- A central issue (e.g. international relations in the network society)Topics are announced at the beginning of the semester.A central activity of the course is participation in discussions and oral presentations.

Learning Outcomes

After taking the course the students should have:- in-depth knowledge of a central theme within Digital Culture- knowledge and experience of academic argumentation, discussion and presentation

Students who complete the course should able to:- demonstrate depth of knowledge within a focused area of research- analyze and develop complex research questions- prepare and deliver an effective academic oral presentation

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

DIKULT301 and DIKULT302.

Access to the Course

The course is open to all students with the right to study in the master¿s or PhD program in Digital Culture at UiB. Students enrolled in other master¿s programs at UiB can apply to LLE for permission to enroll in the course.

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching will be in the form of a weekly seminar over 13 weeks.

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 semesterregistration 1.February/1.September.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Two oral presentations in the seminar group.

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

The compulsory activities are either approved or not approved, and are only valid in the teaching semester.

Forms of Assessment

Final grade is based on evaluation of an oral presentation of 20 minutes on a given topic which is related to the course theme. The theme of the lecture will be given 7 days before the exam. The oral presentations can be arranged as a conference for participants in the course and the academic community.

Grading Scale

Grade scale A-F.

Assessment Semester


Reading List

The required reading is 1000 pages, of which half is selected individually by the student in consultation with the instructor.

Course Evaluation

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


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

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