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Media, Communication and Popular Culture , 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Media and Communication Studies - MKA
  COURSE CODE   738G12
On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- apply a scientific approach to popular-cultural expressions,
- demonstrate an understanding of the interplay between media producers and media consumers,
- demonstrate an understanding of the identity-forming dimensions of popular culture,
- independently be able to reflect on and analyse popular-cultural texts by means of scientific methods.
The course gives theoretical and methodological introductions to television entertainment, music and websites, media forms that both express and shape the approach and wishes of contemporary culture and social life. The course relates to concepts such as popular culture, identity and power. It addresses the audiences, fan cultures and interpretive communities that contemporary popular culture participates in creating. Also presented are tools for analysing and interpreting popular culture with culturally theoretical, media sociological and critical approaches.
The teaching takes the form of lectures, seminars and group discussions. The students prepare individually and in groups for the lectures and seminars through studies of literature, group discussions and work with specific seminar assignments.
The course is examined continuously through compulsory seminars and written take-home examinations

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Media, Communication and Popular Culture
Medier, kommunikation och samtidskultur
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
ISAK - Department of Studies of Social Change and Culture
Registrar No: 127/07-41   Course Code: 738G12      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Media and Communication Studies - MKA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level     MKA   SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2008-06-11