Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
Media and Representation , 7.5 credits
(Medier och representation, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1129MV
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: Second-cycle (Master)
Progressive specialisation: A1N (Second cycle. Entry requirements: completed first-cycle course/s)
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

Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Media and Communication Studies as the main field of study, and English B or equivalent.

3. Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
  • provide a detailed description of the representational forms of the media, and how media texts may be understood in terms of genres, narrative, aesthetics, and representation of reality
  • independently summarise, analyse and evaluate qualified academic texts, and to communicate these skills orally (in academic seminars) and in written reports
  • autonomously and critically discuss key theoretical and methodological issues related to research in the field of media and entertainment.

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    The course focuses on theories and methods that deal with the representational forms of the media. It aims to contextualise and historicise various theoretical perspectives, through contemporary and historical studies. The focus is on autonomously and critically assimilating advanced theoretical knowledge in this research field, describing these, and developing applications.

    • Media and Representation, 7,5 credits
      (Medier och representation, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    • 1001, Media and Representation, 7,5 credits
      (Medier och representation, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

    5. Course design

    Instruction takes place in the form of seminars.

    6. Examination format

    The course is examined via: Written take home exam, active participation in seminars. Attendance is compulsory at the introduction and at all seminars.
    -Oral presentations

    Absence from individual seminars can be compensated by written assignments as instructed by the course coordinator.
     The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

    If a student has a certificate for compensatory support from Södertörn University, the examiner may decide on an adapted examination or alternative examination form in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

    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
    VT 2019HT 20192018-11-09Ämnesrådet, Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
    VT 20202019-11-29Ämnesråd 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 1113MV, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1774-2.1.1-2018).