This course is discontinued

MEVIT4325 – Media and Democratisation Processes - Summer school course

Course content

The course aims at discussing the role of media in relation to processes of democratization. It has both a theoretical and a practical analytical perspective. Examples of the political processes discussed on a theoretical basis will be linked to political experiences from different parts of the world. The course will have its theoretical foundation in democratic theory, theories of globalisation, civil society/public sphere theory, and theories relating to new media and democracy.

Learning outcome

The students are expected to take an active part in the course, and thus learn to discuss the complex relations between media and democratisation processes. Coursework develops skills of both oral and written presentation and argumentation.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Recommended previous knowledge

Analytical skills and a basic understanding of social sciences and the humanities.

Overlapping courses

Students who have taken MEVIT4217 Discourses of censorship: a historical and international perspective may not take this course.


Lectures and seminars based on student participation during 6 weeks in the summer semester. (ISS-students take part in an extended program)

The ISS-course will be taught in an intensive two weeks period the summer of 2006 (week 29 and 30) as seminars with student participation. The course is open for Norwegian graduate students (master) and participants at the International Summer School (ISS).


Assessment in the form of a given subject to be answered over one week in the end of the course. The resulting paper is to be about 2800 words.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English.You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






This course will not be given in 2008

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