Understanding Interaction of Media with Culture and Society

Course

The purpose of the module is to have knowledge of media and multimodal genres and to make you competent in acting critically to the media and their influence on society and culture in a global world.

Possible Combinations

The course can be combined with 2 of the following courses:

Target Group

Exchange students from various faculties or programs of study who have been permitted to study at a university or a University College. The course is particularly suitable for students in the faculties of education, social sciences and humanities.

In order to participate, students must speak English at an advanced level (C level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)).

Purpose

The purpose of the module is:

  • to have knowledge of media and multimodal genres
  • to make you competent in acting critically to the media and their influence on society and culture in a global world
  • to have knowledge of the developmental progress  in a global society
  • to have knowledge of and competence in using sociological and intercultural theories

 

Solveig Gaarsmand
Solveig Gaarsmand Lecturer
Poul Kristensen
Poul Kristensen International Coordinator

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General Information

Teaching Methods

All teaching and counselling is in oral and written English.

You will experience different teaching methods such as lectures, presentations, dialogue, debate, group work, independent studies, portfolio work and a project work at the end of the module.

Throughout the module the teacher is available as a counsellor to facilitate understanding of the content and completing the assignments.

Conditions

In order to complete the module and obtain a certificate, the student has to:

  • Attend 90 % of the lessons.
  • Complete a written assignment about a topic chosen by the student backed up by theory and including a practical example.
  • Complete an oral presentation of a project substantiated both practically and theoretically.

Course days and times will be stipulated in a timetable, which will be available for students at or before semester start.

Tuition Fee

Not applicable for EU/EEA-students and exchange students from partner institutions, all other students must pay. In this case, please send an e-mail to international@ucl.dk to learn more.

Course Description

Learning Outcome

The focus of the course will be to enhance the student’s knowledge of as well as the ability to work with and address the following topics:

  • 21st century skills
  • Fake news and other risks in the media
  • Intercultural competence
  • Media, multimodal genres and texts
  • Identity, socialisation and equality at a local and global level
  • Sociological theories on Modernity, Post-Modernity and Late Modernity
  • The relation between local, national, European and global events and developmental progress
  • Sociological theories on migration               

Examination

Examination

The exam will be an oral exam based on a written synopsis about a relevant self-chosen topic within the frame of the module.

The examination is an oral presentation of a written synopsis based on at least 3 of the module topics and dealing with a problem statement. The product must describe a practical and a theoretical elements relevant within your profession

You can write your module product and be examined individually or in a group as you choose.

Students will be awarded a grade from The Danish 7-point grading  scale.