Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
Media, Culture and Society 1, 7.5 credits
(Medier, kultur och samhälle 1, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1123MV
Subject area: Media and Communication Studies
Main field of study: Media and Communication Studies
Academic school: School of Culture and Education
Disciplinary domain: Humanities 50% Social Sciences 50%
Grading scale: AF
Education cycle: First-cycle (Bachelor)
Course level: A (introductory)
Progressive specialisation: G2F (First cycle. Entry requirements: minimum 60 credits from first-cycle courses)
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: HT 2018 (autumn semester)

1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Culture and Education at Södertörn University on 2018-04-24 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

The equivalent of English B and 60 credits in Social Sciences or Humanities.

3. Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
  • orally and in writing describe basic theoretical perspectives and research traditions in the field of media and communication studies
  • evaluate different models of analysis for the study of media production, media texts and media audiences
  • discuss and reflect upon the media's significance in social and cultural life
  • discuss and reflect on the relationship between media, society and culture, including the political, economic and cultural framework surrounding the media.

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    The course offers theoretical and analytical perspectives for studying the role of media in society, media texts, media audiences, and media development.

    • Media, Culture and Society 1, 7,5 credits
      (Medier, kultur och samhälle 1, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    • 1001, Media, Culture and Society 1, 7,5 credits
      (Medier, kultur och samhälle 1, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

    5. Course design

    The course consists of lectures and seminars.

    6. Examination format

    Obligatory and active participation in the seminars. Written take-home exam.
     The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

    7. Reading list

    If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
    Valid from Valid to Decision date Decision board
    HT 2018HT 20182018-05-22Ämnesråd Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
    VT 2019VT 20192018-11-09Ämnesråd Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
    HT 20192019-05-23Ämnesråd Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap

    8. Restrictions on accreditation

    The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

    9. Other stipulations
    Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1114MV, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1774-2.1.1-2018).