SOS2009 - Media and Society


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

The course provides an introduction to the study of media and mediated communication from a sociological perspective, with particular emphasis on the media organization/structure and the interaction between media and society. Newspapers, television and netbased media are central in this context.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:
- through the presentation and review of central theories and approaches, gain a basic sociological understanding in the area of Media and Sociology

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:
- use the central theories and approaches to analyze actual issues in the field of Media and Sociology

Learning methods and activities

4 hours of lectures every week throughout the first part of the semester, and seminars throughout the whole semester according to the lecture plan. The lectures are partly held in Norwegian and partly in English.

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: A four hour written exam.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

To be announced at the beginning of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SOS1006 7.5 01.09.2011
SVSOS123 7.5 01.09.2014
SVMV106 7.5 01.09.2014
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 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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