POL2016 - Specialization in Political Science: Political Communication and Political Behaviour


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 5 days

Course content

This course will focus on how media content and format influence people's political behaviour, meaning their knowledge concerning political issue, their will and ability to participate in politics and their political preferences. The course gives a presentation of and an in-depth study of some of the central models in electoral research, research on political participation, research on short-term and long-term media influence.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

  • have knowledge of and understand the central models in the area of political behaviour and political communication

Skills - the student shall:

  • be trained and tested in their ability to give a presentation of a research question related to central research questions in the area of political behaviour and political communication

Learning methods and activities

4 hours of lectures per week in the first half of the semester.

Further on evaluation

Assessment: 5 days home exam in week 9. Length of paper: 3000-5000 words.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Provided at the start of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
POL2006 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
POL2010 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Political Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: Home examination

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





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