[ 317PRGSMSEU19 ] IK Media and Societies in Europe

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3 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Cultural Science Ilse Born-Lechleitner 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)keine
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Cultural Studies "NEW" 2019W
Objectives The course provides students with comprehensive insight into the most important media effect theories and the European media landscape. Students will critically analyze the interrelations and correlations between the media and society.
Subject Media effect theories as well as current media and socio-political developments in Europe. The course introduces students to the following:

  • an overview of the most important media effect theories (agenda setting, spiral of silence, etc.)
  • an overview of the European media landscape, particularly a focus on the English-language market
  • the EU communication policies (by means of the White Paper on European communication policy (2006)
  • the so-called "new media", its influence/effects on society and its implementation and instrumental use in politics and business (Internet governance, ethical consequences for individuals and society)
Criteria for evaluation In-class participation; oral and written assignments, continual grading will take place throughout the semester.
Methods Lecture, group work, presentations, short presentations, projects
Language English
Changing subject? No
Further information To attain course objectives, materials in other languages will also be used during the course.
Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
307CUS2MSEU10: IK Media and Societies in Europe (2010W-2019S)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 40
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority