MV1005 - Writing and Study Skills for Media Studies


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

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Course content

How to read like a media studies student? What characterises the scholarly literature witin media studies, and what is required of an academic assignment within this university discipline? This course develops basic knowledge and skills in reading and writing academic texts in media studies. The course forms part of the one-year-unit and the bachelor programme in media studies.

Learning outcome

Upon completing the course, students will have:
- basic knowledge of textual genres in the scholarly literature of media studies
- knowledge about resources and techniques for studying media
- knowledge of source citation and academic reference systems that are relevant to media studies

After completing this course, students will be able to:
- make use of sources and resources specific to media studies in order to fulfill a set assignment
- make correct use of sources and appropriate reference systems
- plan and organise their daily studies

Learning methods and activities

Learning activities in this course include lectures, group tutorials, and individual assignments.

Students are responsible for checking Blackboard for updates, changes, or other messages relating to the course.

This course may be taught in Norwegian or English, pending staff availability.

Further on evaluation

This course has a portfolio assessment of two written assignments, which are given a combined letter grade. The assessment will emphasise scholarly standards of citation. More information about the assignments will be given by the course leader.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KM1005 7.5 01.09.2019
MV1100 7.5 01.09.2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Media Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Art and Media Studies



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

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