KVVS210 International Communication (5 cr)

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



The aim of this course is to increase knowledge and awareness of the impact of global media systems, and analyze and critically discuss the main approaches to studying how media systems differ internationally.

Completion methods

Lectures, group work, exam. Alternatively, the course can be offered as a book exam. Please check the teaching schedule for possible modes of completion.

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 the course the student will be able to:
- identify and describe major theoretical frameworks in international communication research,
- develop a basic knowledge of the interaction of global media and human society especially in the form of nation-state and countries, and the cultural, economic, political and social consequences of such interaction
- critically analyze the relationship between global media trends and personal choices in media consumption using the course’s theoretical background and methodological approaches.


  • Mody, B. (2003). International and development communication: A 21st century perspective. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Hamelink, C. J. (2015). Global communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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