§ 19 Media Experience
A. The size of the course
Number of lessons (intended as guide only): 26
Weighting: 10 ECTS credits
B. Goal description
At the end of the course the student should:
– be able to use theories and concepts in preparation for an independent analysis;
– be able to explain relations between theoretical approaches and ana­ly­tic­al methods;
– be able to situate and account for the relevant literature in a qualified way;
– be able to evaluate and discuss his/her own theoretical and methodical ap­proaches to the topics;
– be able to relate to used sources in a critical and relevant way;
– be able to document formally by means of references, notes, and bib­lio­graphies;
– be able to present the study results in a linguistically correct form that al­so meets the academic requirements pertaining to the ability to argue and document.
C. The contents of the course
The aim of the course is to introduce the student to a number of central theo­re­tical and methodological problems in connection with different di­men­sions of media experiences, which relate to the Scandinavian media world. Therefore, the media are not seen in a system and structure per­spec­tive, but in a perspective in which the users are regarded as people, who in­ten­tionally develop their own future potential for their own repertoire of pri­vate and social actions. The media, which are mainly chosen from a Scan­dinavian perspective, are discussed as tools for different language games, in which we, as users, try to reduce private and social risks.
In the teaching, different theories about media technology will be in­tro­duced and discussed. The discussion of media as technological tools for private and social construction of relations in the surrounding world is central. Em­pha­sis will also be given to recent theories about the media’s informal learning potential, and theories will be discussed which contribute with an in­sight into the experience-economy aspects of the media.
D. Types of instruction and work forms
Lectures, class teaching, group work, presentations, lectures, e-learning.
F. Assessment criteria
Under consideration of examination type and study level, emphasis is given to the extent to which the student’s performance lives up to the goal de­scrip­tion, as well as the extent to which the student commands the general com­pe­tence goals mentioned in §2, especially no. 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12 and 13, which the course especially supports.
The grade is given with reference to the degree of fulfilment of the goal de­scription, as described in the ministerial order on the grading scale.
G. Examination regulations
Examination type: Free written take-home assignment
Number of pages: 15 standard pages per student.
Up to 3 students can hand in a joint exam paper. It must be clearly stated who is responsible for which parts of the paper. Individual grades are given.
Grading form: External
Assessment: 7-point grading scale
Weighting: 10 ECTS credits