IDG2009 - Communication


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 60/100 3 hours E
Mid term exam 40/100 2 hours E

Course content

Communication is an intermediary course addressing both theoretical and pragmatic aspects of communication. Communication is an everyday fundamental activity and all aspects of life is affected by communication with others. It shapes our understanding of the world and sense of cultural belonging. People interact in a variety of ways and in multiple contexts; for example, interactants share messages in media, distribute written documents at work, and chat with friends and family at home. Effective communication is a purposeful activity where content form an intentional message. The purpose of this course is for students to learn about basic theories that frame the communication field of study

Summary of topics

  • Definitions & communication principles
  • Perception, the Self and identity
  • Culture, language and meaning
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Listening and Responding
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Communication in small groups and organizations
  • Mediated communication
  • Persuasive communication

Learning outcome


  • After successfully completing this course, students will have knowledge on theoretical and pragmatic aspects of communication.


  • Students will develop critical thinking skills, they will also receive practice in presenting information and arguments written and orally.

General competence:

  • Students will learn how to communicate with others through project and class activities. Students will also learn and reflect about their Self. Communication is an integral part of everyday activities and students will explore topics and theories that guide their behavior.

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures
  • Group and in-class assignments
  • Presentations

Compulsory assignments

  • Oblig
  • Oblig
  • Oblig

Further on evaluation

  • 2 hour midt term exam worth 40% of grade
  • 3 hour final comprehensive final exam worth 60% of grade
    • Compulsory assignments will have to be approved to be able to take the final exam
    • Both exams must be passed to get a grade in the course

  • You may retake a failed exam to pass the course
  • In the case of voluntary repetition (improvement of grade), the entire course must be taken again.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

The course is limited to students in the programs Bachelor in Interaction Design, Bachelor in Graphic Design and Bachelor in Web Development.

Course materials

Course materials will be provided in beginning of semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Design Methodology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Mid term exam 40/100 E 2023-10-17 13:15 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
M438 Eksamensrom 4.etg, Inngang D Mustad, Inngang D 50
M411-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 3
M433-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 80
Autumn ORD School exam 60/100 E 2023-12-21 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
S206 Smaragd 50
T119 Topas 47
M411-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 0
S310 Smaragd 12
Summer UTS Mid term exam 40/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 60/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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