The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and workshops that all students are expected to attend. Seminars involve group work related to the course literature. Workshops involve different approaches to media and political engagement, and to critically analyse the theories and ideas for understanding the political within Media and Communication Studies. Assessment is based on the following:
- a written essay related to the key literature and empirical cases as studied during the course. The essay should be between 2000 -2500 words for 7.5 credits and 5000-6000 words for 15 credits.
- an oral presentation based on course literature for seminars.
- group based practical assignments for seminars and workshops.
- active participation in the lectures, seminars and workshops.
Coleman, Stephen. (2013) How Voters Feel, Cambridge University Press: 275pp Corner, John, and Pels, Dick, eds. (2003) Media and the Restyling of Politics, London: Sage: 210pp.
Dahlgren, Peter. (2009) Media and Political Engagement: Citizens, Communication and Democracy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 246pp.
Dahlgren, Peter. (2013) The Political Web: Media, Participation and Alternative Democracy, Palgrave Macmillan: 224pp
Van Dijk, Jose. (2013) The Culture of Connectivity, Oxford University Press: Oxford: 240pp