180.800 (18W) Media and Communication Theories

Wintersemester 2018/19

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Erster Termin der LV
19.10.2018 09:00 - 13:00 , V.1.04
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Überblick

Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Media and Communication Theories
LV-Art
Vorlesung
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
4.0
Anmeldungen
36
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
mögliche Sprache/n der Leistungserbringung
Englisch
LV-Beginn
19.10.2018
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

basic knowledge of central theories of media & communications

basic knowledge of media & communications studies

Lehrmethodik

lecture

discussion

group work

Inhalt/e

What is communication? What are media? This course introduces central theories, approaches and research fields of media and communications studies. It will deal with theories and approaches to media production, media texts, media use and media influence. The course covers early communications research in the 1920s embedded in ideas of a mass society and grounded in propaganda research to recent discussions on media convergence and digital culture in a global network society. 

Topics include:

  • Introduction to basic concepts: media, communication, theories and models
  • Behaviourism and Media Effects: Chain of Communication, Two-Step-Flow, Agenda Setting, Spiral of Silence, Uses & Gratifications
  • Interpersonal and Public Communication: Symbolic Interactionism, Theory of Communicative Action and the Public Sphere
  • Medium Theory and Toronto School of Communication
  • Critical Media Studies: From Frankfurt School to the Centre of Contemporary Cultural Studies Birmingham
  • Media Representations: Semiotics and Active Audience Approach
  • Convergence Media and Digital Culture

Erwartete Vorkenntnisse keine Anmeldevoraussetzung

interest in theorizing and discussing media and communications

Literatur

Laughey, Dan (2008). Key themes in media theory. Maidenhead: McGraw Hill, Open University Press.

McQuail,Denis (2001). McQuail's mass communication theory. 4. ed. London/Thousand Oaks/New Dehli: Sage.

McQuail,Denis (ed.) (2002). McQuail's reader in mass communication theory. London/Thousand Oaks/New Dehli: Sage.

Silverstone, Roger (1999). Why study media? London/Thousand Oaks/New Dehli: Sage.

Prüfungsinformationen

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Media and Convergence Management (SKZ: 150, Version: 13W.2)
    • Fach: Ergänzungsfach I (Complementary Subjects I): Media and Communicational Skills (Pflichtfach)
      • Media and Communication Theories ( 2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 180.800 Media and Communication Theories (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1. Semester empfohlen
  • Masterstudium Game Studies and Engineering (SKZ: 992, Version: 17W.2)
    • Fach: Ergänzungsfach Engineering Skills (Pflichtfach)
      • Introduction to Media Informatics ( 0.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 180.800 Media and Communication Theories (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1. Semester empfohlen
  • Masterstudium Game Studies and Engineering (SKZ: 992, Version: 17W.2)
    • Fach: Ergänzungsfach Cultural and Media Skills (Pflichtfach)
      • Introduction to Media and Communication Theory ( 0.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 180.800 Media and Communication Theories (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1. Semester empfohlen

Gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltungen im Sinne der Prüfungsantrittszählung

Wintersemester 2019/20
  • 180.800 VO Media and Communication Theories (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2017/18
  • 180.800 VO Media and Communication Theories (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2016/17
  • 180.800 VO Media and Communication Theories (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2015/16
  • 180.800 VO Media and Communication Theories (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2014/15
  • 180.800 VO Media and Communication Theories (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2013/14
  • 180.800 VO Media and Communication Theories (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)