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Mandatory course: Digital Media Theory
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Media and Communication
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Read about the Master Programme and find the Study Regulations at ruc.dk
|REGISTRATION AND STUDY ADMINISTRATIVE|
When registering for study activities, please be aware of the potential conflicts between study activities or exam dates. The planning of activities at Roskilde University is based on the recommended study programs which do not overlap. However, if you choose optional courses and/or study plans that goes beyond the recommended study programs, an overlap of lectures or exam dates may occur depending on which courses you choose.
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|Responsible for the activity|
|Head of study||
Chris Peters (email@example.com)
IKH Studieadministration (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The course Digital Media Theory introduces students to theoretical perspectives on how digital media technologies impact communication. From social media platforms, to messaging apps, search engines, smartphones, self-tracking devices, big data, the cloud, machine-learning algorithms and beyond, the changing media ecology from an era of mass to networked communication reconfigures how institutions and organizations communicate, as well as how people encounter and engage with information. Accordingly, the course teaches students to identify and analyze the sociocultural and political implications of digital media technologies. It presents them with research-based examples of how the relationships between citizens/governments, consumers/companies, and civil society/publics are impacted by the development of global media platforms that transcend borders. The course trains them to understand, compare and apply theories, models, and concepts in this interdisciplinary field, including, but not limited to, media and communication studies, digital culture, internet studies, and critical theory, supporting the semester’s project work and preparing students to choose between the different subject profiles on the second semester.
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The course takes place intensively over the first half of the semester. It supports the project work in the 1st semester and prepares the student to choose between the different academic profiles that are offered in the 2nd semester.
The total study effort for the student (ECTS points converted into hours) = 270 hours. The hours are divided as follows:
In principle, teaching activities take place on campus. The teaching can be arranged so that one or more activities take place elsewhere than at Roskilde University. This can also be online.
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Evaluation will be based on the evaluation practice of the study board.
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At the end of the course, the student is able to:
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Individual oral exam with time for preparation.
Time for preparation including time to pick a question by drawing lots: 20 minutes.
Time allowed for exam including time used for assessment: 20 minutes.
Permitted support and preparation materials: All.
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: Internal co-assessor.
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Samme som ordinær eksamen / same form as ordinary exam
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Exams are an individual oral test. The student draws a question within the course syllabus and has 20 minutes of preparation, including the use of approved support devices and preparation materials.
The examination begins with the student presenting their answer to the question, including and drawing upon relevant course literature, and with the inclusion of one or more relevant examples. After this, the rest of the examination takes place as a conversation between the student, examiner, and internal co-assessor. During the examination, questions can be asked about the entire course syllabus.
In the assessment, emphasis is placed on the extent to which the student demonstrates the ability to: