418220 VU Media and Communication Theories

summer semester 2021 | Last update: 26.03.2021 Place course on memo list
418220
VU Media and Communication Theories
VU 2
5
weekly
each semester
German

The  graduates  have  basic  methodological  and  theoretical  knowledge  of  media  and communication research and are able to critically assess research results. Furthermore, they have a basic understanding of the applicability of theories of media and communication studies.

Building a sound knowledge of basic terms, concepts and theories in media and communication studies.

While communication theories examine various aspects of communicated messages or content, media theories focus on the media (technologies/infrastructures) themselves and their interplay with cultural practices. In the face of advancing processes of digitization, these theories provide a particularly well-suited vintage point for understanding our present condition, as media technologies increasingly intervene in our everyday life and our actions. This raises a number of questions, including: How do media structure our field of perception and our possibilities for action? How do the logics of the analogue and digital differ? How are knowledge, power and responsibility redistributed through the proliferation of algorithmic systems? Which developments are to be judged as problematic - and why?

Lecture with supplementary inputs by students

the assessment comprises

- presentation of work results in the plenum (current media-related questions and transfer of theoretical approaches presented in the course)

- a written exam or, alternatively, a paper on a question related to the course contents

will be announced in the first session

"Active bachelor's programme"

The minor “Media and Communication” covering 30 ECTS-Credits can be selected by degree students of Bachelor’s programmes at the University of Innsbruck, providing the relevant curriculum allows for the option to pass a minor.

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Date Time Location
Wed 2021-03-03
14.00 - 15.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-03-10
14.00 - 15.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-03-17
14.00 - 15.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-03-24
14.00 - 15.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-04-14
14.00 - 15.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-04-21
14.00 - 15.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-04-28
14.00 - 15.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-05-05
14.00 - 15.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-05-12
14.00 - 15.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-05-19
14.00 - 15.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-05-26
14.00 - 15.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-06-02
14.00 - 15.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-06-09
14.00 - 15.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-06-16
14.00 - 15.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Wed 2021-06-23
14.00 - 15.45 eLecture - online eLecture - online