KVVA202 Media and Online Cultures (5 cr)

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



This course introduces the student to theoretisations of online media and technologically mediated communication in a multicultural world. The course addresses global media culture in terms of production, distribution and reception, and with specific attention on the questions of social and participatory media as communicative practices. Students will possess the ability to recognize varied issues and perspectives in the study of both emerging media culture, as well as how existing cultural patterns are made relevant in online settings.

Completion methods

Lectures, essay

Assessment details

Passing the course requires completion of all required assignments in line with stated learning outcomes. An 80% attendance requirement is applied.

Grade-specific assessment criteria are introduced in the course.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course the student will be able to
- recognize the significance of online communication and media from both technical and sociocultural perspectives
- identify the history and development of online communication and media from a global viewpoint
- recognize and critically evaluate cultural stereotypes in online communication and media
- identify ethical issues related to online communication and media.

Additional information

Timing for students in MDPs in Intercultural Communication and Intercultural Management and Communication: First year


  • A selected set of articles.

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item