Objectives and Content
The course gives an introductory overview of the Norwegian media system, its characteristics and its organization in a comparative international context. The media system plays a key role in developing and fostering democratic conditions in Norway. It serves as arena for freedom of speech, is characterized by a high level of press freedom and is populated by a strong public service broadcasting institution. It thus provides an interesting case for comparison. From the perspective of media studies, the course provides a historically grounded introduction to Norwegian media institutions which also deals with recent developments of digital media.
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
- key Norwegian media institutions
- the characteristics of the Norwegian media system
- media use in Norway
- key economic and political conditions for media production
The candidate can
- give an overview of the characteristics and organization of the Norwegian media system in a global context
- critically assess the role of this the Norwegian media system in Norwegian society
Required Previous Knowledge
Access to the Course
The course is open for students at the University of Bergen
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures and weekly seminars.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Participation in a weekly seminar and submission of a written exercise is mandatory.
Accepted (mandatory) exercise is valid this term and the following term of exam.
Forms of Assessment
6 hours written school exam (in English or Norwegian)
Assessment in teaching semester and the following semester
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam. Candidates must check their room allocation on Studentweb 3 days prior to the exam.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 23.09.2019, 09:00
- 6 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam