MMP302 Media, Professions and Society
In this course, the philosophies, role understandings and practices of media workers are discussed. The course addresses how media practices are legitimized and get a particular role in society, including in relation to social, cultural and political processes. An important question in the course is how current changes in society, such as digitalization, affect the role of the media workers. The course also addresses questions about what kind om ethical and legal obligations a media worker has towards society.
In accordance with the national qualification framework, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes after completing the course:
The student has
- advanced knowledge of legitimation, norms, ethics and autonomy in relation to her/his own and others’ exercise of roles
- advanced knowledge of relevant professional theory and thorough understanding of the various social tasks that exist in the various professions in the media industry
- a thorough knowledge of how current media developments, such as digitalization and interdisciplinarity, challenge the roles, norms and ethics of media workers.
- can reflect on and analyze her/his own and others’ application of roles and independently show further development of their role understanding in the face of other media professions
- has developed a critical media awareness in which one sees her/his own professional practice in a broader context
- can use various forms of media and theories for a critical discussion and analysis of various role understandings and practices linked to media and social development
- can understand and analyze the tension between occupational boundaries and development (boundary work)
- has a thorough understanding of her/his own professional and social role and knowledge of the similarities with and differences between other media professionals’ role understandings and practices
Teaching is in the form of lectures and seminars throughout the entire semester.
1. Write and deliver a first draft of an academic essay using writing conventions and standards for scholarly publishing (between 1000 and 2000 words). The topic should be one of the main subjects of the course.
2. Fill out the evaluation form of the course (done anonymously).
Examination results are executed in accordance with the Directive for Admission, Studies and Examination at Volda University College.
|Form of assessment||Grouping||Duration||Type of duration||Grading scale||Proportion||Comment||Supported material||Scope|
|Oppgave||Individual||Semesters||A-F, A is the best grade and E is the lowest passing grade||The students shall deliver an essay about one of the main subjects of the course.||4000 words 1,5 spaced, 12 pt (+/- 20 percent leeway allowed)|
|Form of assessment:||Oppgave|
|Type of duration:||Semesters|
|Grading scale:||A-F, A is the best grade and E is the lowest passing grade|
|Comment:||The students shall deliver an essay about one of the main subjects of the course.|
|Scope:||4000 words 1,5 spaced, 12 pt (+/- 20 percent leeway allowed)|