In media saturated societies marked by conflicting interests, it is increasingly important for students in social sciences to be able to map, conceptualize and understand various ethical concerns within the areas of journalism, social media, strategic communication and media innovations. Both scholarly and professional tools are needed for analyses of such issues as news manipulations, accountability and verifications of truth, as well as questions relating to the representation of gender, social groups and/or geographically distant areas. The thematic module in the Bachelor's program, with its three to five courses in journalism and communication studies and political science, provides a theoretically and thematically sound training module for students from various scholarly backgrounds. A broad range of pedagogical methods are used, ranging from instruction and problem-based learning to journalistic content production. The courses offered in the module are:
Media and communication ethics
Gender, journalism and communication I
Media, innovation and social responsibility
Foreign reporting in practice (not given in the academic year 2022-23)
The Politics of Communication module in the Master's program addresses key political and cultural topics as well as developments in the rapidly changing field of media and communication. Themes covered include old and new forms of deception and propaganda, methods and theories of persuasion, questions of mediated listening and representation, and political developments in online communication.
The module consists of the following courses:
Media and the Politics of Difference
Propaganda and Persuasion
Politics of Online Communication
Please see the updated study programs for the Bachelor's program and for the Master's program (in Swedish) and information about current offerings, course contents and schedules in Sisu.