Kurskod: MKVN06
Engelsk titel: Media and Communication Studies: Media and Political Engagement
Högskolepoäng: 15

Kurstillfälle: höstterminen 2022
Studiesätt: heltid, dagtid
Kursperiod: 2022-10-31 – 2023-01-15
Kursspråk: engelska
Anmälningskod: LU-23550
Behörighet: At least 150 credits (five terms), including a Bachelor?s degree essay in one discipline in the Social Sciences and Humanities, or another equivalent educational background. English 6/English Course B

Introduktionsmöte: 2022-11-01 kl. 15.00 – 17.00 i SOL:A121

Lärare: Michael Bossetta, Joanna Doona


Democracy does not function without political engagement from citizens. A healthy and vibrant democracy requires citizens to be informed about public affairs, discuss their opinions with others, and take action to ensure these opinions are represented in cultural and political spheres.

Throughout history, media has played a critical role in facilitating, shaping, and sometimes restricting citizens’ political engagement. Today, contemporary debates focus on social media and their perceived role in fostering engagement that leads to disinformation and polarization. This course reveals how digital technologies are only the latest development in the much broader interplay between media, political engagement, and democracy.

After an introduction into the historical genealogy of media and political engagement, the course places a special focus on how the internet and social media affects modern engagement practices. We examine how digital technologies affect citizens’ information environments, as well as how platforms shape practices of political engagement and disengagement. The course approaches the ‘political’ in terms of institutionalized politics (elections), extra-parliamentary politics (protests and activism), and cultural politics (the arts), in order to encapsulate the myriad of ways that citizens engage with politics in modern civic life.  


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Sidansvarig: michael.rubsamenkom.luse | 2020-06-15