Level of Study
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
What role do the media play in Norwegian society? As the Nordic welfare states are changing, so is the relations between citizens, the media and democracy, and this course seeks to grasp the essence of these changes. The course explores Norwegian media institutions, texts, use and culture, drawing on cases from television, radio/podcasts, news media, social media, video games and film to critically discuss key features of the media in Norway, and to facilitate comparison across societies globally. From the perspective of media studies, the course provides a historically grounded introduction to understand Norwegian media in the digital era.
A student who has completed the course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
The candidate has a basic knowledge of
- the societal role of media in liberal democracies
- the characteristics of the Norwegian media system
- media use in Norway
- key economic and political conditions for media production
The candidate can
- critically compare features of the media across different societies
- give an overview of the characteristics and organization of Norwegian media in a global context
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
The course is open for students at the University of Bergen
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures and workshops.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Approved workshop assignments (80%). The assignments may be oral or written and may include media production work.
Accepted compulsory requirements is valid this term and the following term of exam.
Forms of Assessment
7-day take home exam, approximately 3500 words.
Examination Support Material
Assessment in teaching semester and the following semester
The reading list will be ready before 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 Decemeber for the spring semester.
All courses are evaluated according to UiB's system for quality assurance of education.
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.
Course coordinator and administrative contact person can be found on Mitt UiB.
Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences has the administrative responsibility for the course and the study programme.
Type of assessment: Take home exam
- Assignment handed out
- 03.05.2021, 09:00
- Submission deadline
- 10.05.2021, 10:00
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam