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 draws on cases such as teen drama series SKAM, news use in social media, and issues of censorship and free speech 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
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, weekly seminars and workshops.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Participation in a weekly seminar and submission of written exercises is compulsory. The exercises may be oral or written in form. Seminar attendance 80%.
Accepted compulsory requirements is valid this term and the following term of exam.
Forms of Assessment
7-day take home exam, approximately 3500 words.
Assessment in teaching semester and the following semester
All courses are evaluated according to UiB's system for quality assurance of education.
Type of assessment: Take home exam
- Assignment handed out
- 24.09.2020, 09:00
- Submission deadline
- 01.10.2020, 10:00
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam