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MV1100 - Introduction to Media Studies

About

New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 60/100 6 hours
Work 40/100

Course content

This course provides an introduction to core perspectives in humanities-oriented media studies as well as an overview of various media formats, their communicative affordances, and rhetorical strategies. Students are also introduced to a basic media studies vocabulary and its application. The course particularly focuses on how image, text, and sound are used within different media formats, and across different genres and platforms. Academic writing and referencing skills are practiced as an integral component of the students’ work in this course. 

Learning outcome

Knowledge

Upon successful completion of this course students will have:

  • Basic knowledge of core perspectives and concepts from media studies
  • General knowledge of salient media genres and formats
  • Knowledge of the use of sources and academic referencing systems in media studies

Skills

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Recognize and explain core perspectives and concepts from media studies
  • Develop a basic vocabulary for understanding and discussing various media forms
  • Apply this vocublary to different media genres and formats.
  • Make appropriate use of sources and academic referencing systems

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, group supervision, and screenings.

Compulsory assignment: The compulsory assignments are issued by the course convenor at the start of term and must be completed to receive a final assessment.

Students are required to use Blackboard actively for updates and information, in addition to other information resources of the course.

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

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignements

Further on evaluation

The final assessment consists of a practical exercise and a six-hour written exam. Each of these partial assessments is given a separate letter grade. The written exam counts for 60 %, while the practical exercise counts for 40 %. Both partial assessments must be passed to pass the course. Further information on the partial assessments is given at the start of the semester. It is only possible to take the practical exercise in the fall semester. In case of documented illness, the student may apply for a school exam in the spring, provided that the compulsory activities and the practical exercise have previously been passed. Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

A list of set readings of approx. 1200 pages is provided at the start of term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MV1005 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
MV1010 15.0 AUTUMN 2020
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Media Studies and Communication
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Media Studies
Contact information
Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Art and Media Studies

Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination and work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 40/100

Release
2021-10-03

Submission
2021-11-03


10:00


10:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination 60/100

Release
2021-12-07

Submission
2021-12-07


09:00


15:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Work 40/100

Release
2022-04-05

Submission
2022-05-05


10:00


10:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 60/100

Release
2022-05-12

Submission
2022-05-12


09:00


15:00

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.
Examination

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