Level of Study
Master and PhD
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
This course based on DIKULT304 "Seminar Topics in Digital Culture" 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 (e.g feminist technology research)
- A method (e.g 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 and will include the education perspective for NORPART-students.
A central activity of the course is participation in discussions and oral presentations.
After taking the course the students should have:
- in-depth knowledge of a central theme within Digital Culture and education
- 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
None, but as the course is in English, students should have an appropriate academic English level.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Full overlap with course numbered DIKULT304.
Access to the Course
The course is open to students enrolled in the NORPART master & PhD program (collaborations between UiB and Yaoundé 1, Cameroon).
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching will normally be in the form of a weekly seminar over 10 weeks (about 4 hours per week)
It is expected that students will take active part in discussions in class discussions, and make presentations on a regular basis.
In the case that fewer than five students register for the course, the organized teaching may be adapted to fit the number of students. If this occurs, students will be informed at the start of the semester, and before the registration deadline 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 (including digital teaching) and in the classroom activities, assuming that other mandatory classes do not collide with this course. In case of absence superior to 25%, student are required to provide either a medical certificate, or an attendance certificate from the courses colliding with this course. Course participation is approved by the course leader.
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 presentation will preferably held in French. A script in French will be handed in before the oral presentation.
The oral presentations can be arranged as a conference for participants in the course and the academic community.
In the spring semester 2021, the oral exam will be held digitally, as a measure to prevent transmission of the corona virus.
Examination Support Material
For grading the scale A - F is used, where F is a fail.
Fall & spring. There is also an exam early in the spring semester and/ or fall semester for students with valid and approved obligatory assignments.
The required reading is 1000 pages, of which half is selected individually by the student in consultation with the instructor. Students will also get acquainted with concrete empirical material, such as e-literature, films, digital artifacts that are relevant to their own studies.
The reading list will be ready by 1 June for the fall semester, and 1 Dec for the spring semester.
Teaching is evaluated in accordance with the quality control system at the University of Bergen.
The Programme Board is responsible for the academic content and structure of the study programme, and for the quality of all the subjects therein.
Programme Board for French
The Department of Foreign Languages at the Faculty of Humanities has the administrative responsibility for the course and the study program.