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MEVIT4730 – Media and Convergence

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Course content

Convergence (and divergence) has been a key concept to describe the developments following media digitalization. This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the diverse uses and implications of the concept. Technology, new genres, rhetorical conventions, as well as changing media policies and structures will be presented and discussed.

Learning outcome

The students shall obtain an overview of digital media change, and develop a critical understanding of the various meanings and uses of “convergence/divergence”.

Admission

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Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

Admission as MA student.

Recommended previous knowledge

BA in Media studies or BA in Digital media.

Teaching

Teaching will take place throughout the semester. There will be 7*2 hours of lectures and 7*2 hours of seminars. The lectures will cover important issues and theories of the field. The seminars will provide an arena for focussed discussion of these issues and theories, and will also serve as a workshop for writing of term papers.

Examination

Term paper, up to 10 pages. One page is calculated to 2300 characters without spaces. Letter grades A to F where F is fail

Other

Maximum 50 students. The course may be cancelled if less than 10 students apply.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Teaching

Autumn 2005

Examination

Autumn 2005

Teaching language

English