Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
Media, Culture and Society 2, 7.5 credits
(Medier, kultur och samhälle 2, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1124MV
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: G1F (First cycle. Entry requirements: 0-60 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 Media, Culture and Society 1

3. Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
  • in writing, describe and critically approach a specific area of research in media and communication studies
  • use relevant sources, cases and/or empirical material to support the his or her own arguments
  • apply an appropriate analytical model for scholarly studies of the media
  • critically and constructively assess, review and comment on scholarly studies of the media, both in writing and orally

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    The course encourages students to autonomously search for, process and present knowledge, and to apply critical thinking in concrete analyses of issues within media and communication studies.

    • Media, Culture and Society 2, 7,5 credits
      (Medier, kultur och samhälle 2, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    • 1001, Media, Culture and Society 2, 7,5 credits
      (Media, kultur och samhälle 2, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

    5. Course design

    Teaching consists of seminars and individual supervision.

    6. Examination format

    Written assignments: initial proposal, literature review, final research paper
    Oral assignments: response to others' work
     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 1115MV, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1774-2.1.1-2018).