180.800 (19W) Media and Communication Theories

Wintersemester 2019/20

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Erster Termin der LV
11.11.2019 09:00 - 12:00 V.1.07 On Campus
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Überblick

Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Media and Communication Theories
LV-Art
Vorlesung
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte
4.0
Anmeldungen
36
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
mögliche Sprache/n der Leistungserbringung
Englisch
LV-Beginn
11.11.2019
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

Zeit und Ort

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LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Basic knowledge of central theories of media & communications

Basic knowledge of media & communications studies

Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools

Lecture, discussion, group work

Inhalt/e

What is communication? What are media? This course introduces central theories, approaches and research fields of media and communications studies. It will deal with theories and approaches to media production, media texts, media use and media influence. The course covers early communications research in the 1920s embedded in ideas of a mass society and grounded in propaganda research to recent discussions on media convergence and digital culture in a global network society. 

Topics include:

  • Introduction to basic concepts: media, communication, theories and models
  • From Media Effects to Media Use: Chain of Communication, Two-Step-Flow, Agenda Setting, Spiral of Silence, Uses & Gratifications
  • Interpersonal and Public Communication: Symbolic Interactionism, Theory of Communicative Action and the Public Sphere
  • Medium Theory and Toronto School of Communication
  • Critical Media Studies: From Frankfurt School to the Centre of Contemporary Cultural Studies Birmingham
  • Media Representations: Semiotics and Active Audience Approach
  • Convergence Media and Digital Culture

Erwartete Vorkenntnisse

none

Literatur

Laughey, Dan (2008). Key Themes in Media Theory. Maidenhead: McGraw Hill, Open University Press.

McQuail,Denis (2001). McQuail's Mass Communication Theory. 4. ed. London/Thousand Oaks/New Dehli: Sage.

McQuail,Denis (ed.) (2002). McQuail's Reader in Mass Communication Theory. London/Thousand Oaks/New Dehli: Sage.

Silverstone, Roger (1999). Why Study Media? London/Thousand Oaks/New Dehli: Sage.

Prüfungsinformationen

Im Fall von online durchgeführten Prüfungen sind die Standards zu beachten, die die technischen Geräte der Studierenden erfüllen müssen, um an diesen Prüfungen teilnehmen zu können.

Geänderte Prüfungsinformationen (COVID-19 Ausnahmeregelung)

the last two re-take options of the exam will include more open questions since they will be remote take home exams

Prüfungsmethode/n

1 hour exam (mainly multiple choice)

Prüfungsinhalt/e

course content (syllabus)

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

exam result (if the student is in between two grades the active course participation will be taken into account)

Beurteilungsschema

Note Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Media and Convergence Management (SKZ: 150, Version: 13W.2)
    • Fach: Ergänzungsfach I (Complementary Subjects I): Media and Communicational Skills (Pflichtfach)
      • Media and Communication Theories ( 2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 180.800 Media and Communication Theories (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1. Semester empfohlen
  • Masterstudium Game Studies and Engineering (SKZ: 992, Version: 17W.2)
    • Fach: Ergänzungsfach Cultural and Media Skills (Pflichtfach)
      • Introduction to Media and Communication Theory ( 0.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 180.800 Media and Communication Theories (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1. Semester empfohlen

Gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltungen im Sinne der Prüfungsantrittszählung

Wintersemester 2021/22
  • 180.800 VO Media and Communication Theories (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2020/21
  • 180.800 VO Media and Communication Theories (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2018/19
  • 180.800 VO Media and Communication Theories (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2017/18
  • 180.800 VO Media and Communication Theories (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2016/17
  • 180.800 VO Media and Communication Theories (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2015/16
  • 180.800 VO Media and Communication Theories (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2014/15
  • 180.800 VO Media and Communication Theories (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2013/14
  • 180.800 VO Media and Communication Theories (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)