EKIS480 New Media Analysis (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



This unit discusses ways in which literacy in the contemporary world increasingly involves multimodality as a crucial dimension, and how both engagement in literacy practices and learning literacies build on participation and collaboration.

Completion methods

Independent study, written or oral exam.

Assessment details

Students' exam answers show good command of the conceptual, theoretical and methodological aspects of the topic and student knows how to apply what has been read in the exam answers. There are two questions in the exam, both of which need to be answered and passed in order for the exam to be approved.

Learning outcomes

After studying the books, the students will be able to
◾describe the transformation and our understanding of literacy as new, multimodal, ‘literacies’
◾understand the processual and participatory nature of contemporary literacies
◾analyze various kinds of media discourses from the perspective of collaborative learning

Description of prerequisites

Basic Studies


  • Lankshear, Colin and Knobel, Michele (2011). New literacies, everyday practices and social learning (3rd revised edition). Open University Press.
  • Jones, Rodney H. & Christoph A. Hafner (2012). Understanding Digital Literacies. A Prac-tical Introduction. Abindgon: Routledge.

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts

Method 2

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
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