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ST-201-3 Democracy, Power and Communication
Bachelor's Programme in Social Change and Communication , Master's Programme in Business Administration (5-years) , Master's Programme in Industrial and Technology Management, 5 years , Bachelor's Programme in Political Science , Bachelor's Programme in Business Administration
Equivalent of one year´s study in a social science field.
The course provides students with an introduction to studies in political communication, linking theories of democracy and theories of public opinion to media studies, aspects of political culture and globalization.
Focusing on both domestic (Norwegian) and international perspectives, questions we raise are such as these: What characterizes the news media and their means and methods of covering politics and societal issues? How ought we to think about media power? What major changes in the development of media institutions ought we to take note of in this context? What kind of roles do the media play in opinion formation? How do political actors apply media strategies in their endeavor to influence the public? What kind of strategies and motives do the media use in their contact with actors on the local, national, international and global arenas of politics?
Examples and cases analyses will cover both domestic (Norwegian) and international issues and concerns. Lectures and course literature will be in English.
- Introduction to public opinion and political communication
- News media, news analysis and political culture
- The rise of modern journalism and public relations
- Information freedom in a high-tech world
- Political communication and globalized network society
A combination of lectures and group work.
Accepted project paper with a pass/no pass mark.
5 hours written school exam with graded assessment.
Second year of bachelor's programme
The syllabus will be published on the home page of the course when finalised. See link in the upper right hand corner of the page.
- 10 ECTS credits
ST-201- 2 - 10 ECTS credits
SV-212- 1 - 10 ECTS credits
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences