KUMS4007 Media, Globalisation and Social Justice (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of History and Ethnology
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

Description

Content

The course seeks to critically examine how globalization and media mutually reinforce
transformation in human communication and society. Media is understood broadly and in a
“non-media-centric” way: we will examine current transformations in media technologies,
media culture, media genres, and media practice. Issues of social justice, such as agency and
participation will run through all aspects of media and globalization that the course examines.

Completion methods

Lecture course or independent study (book exam, study circle or essay).

Assessment details

Course: 80% attendance requirement and completion of written assignments. Independent
study: book exam, study circle or written essay.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module the student will
- know what are the most important theories of globalization, key concepts and their
relation to media and culture
- be able to train critical thinking skills to analyze and discuss media’s role in
globalization and
- learn to examine how globalization shapes media environment and media practices and
how media produces globalization.

Study materials

Teacher in charge of the module will announce possible literature and/or other materials. For a
book exam, choose three of the following:

Literature

  • Kraidy, Marwan 2016: The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World.
  • Nikunen, Kaarina 2019: Media Solidarities: Emotions, Power, and Justice in the Digital Age.
  • Mejias, Ulises 2013: Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital. Saatavana eletronisena<br />julkaisuna.
  • Horsti, Karina ym. (eds.) 2014: National Conversations: Public Service Media and Cultural<br />Diversity in Europe, Intellect.
  • Silverstone, Roger 2006: Media and Morality: On the Rise of the Mediapolis.

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts

Method 2

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
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Participation in teaching (5 cr)

Type:
Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
English, Finnish

Teaching

x

Independent study (5 cr)

Type:
Independent study
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
English, Finnish

Teaching