Key Theories of Digital Culture
- ECTS credits
- Teaching semesters
- Course code
- Number of semesters
Objectives and Content
The candidate has knowledge of:
- central texts within Digital culture
- central theories and theoreticians within the field of Digital culture
- central debate questions within Digital culture, for example around technology, body, identity, gender and ethnicity
- current aesthetic, ethical and philosophical topics in Digital culture and related fields
The candidate can:
- orientate themselves among competing approaches and design an independent approach to the field
- compare competing frameworks of understanding and assess their relevance for a specific topic within Digital culture
- design knowledge targets as a basis for method development in the master's degree project in Digital culture
The candidate can:
- apply in-depth knowledge of academic writing including strategies for documentation and bibliography
- criticize general perceptions in the media based on theory
- formulate and convey this reflection to both an academic and a general audience
Level of Study
Semester of Instruction
Place of Instruction
Required Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Teaching and learning methods
There are twenty weeks in a semester, where ten weeks usually have classes. In the weeks of teaching there will usually be a three hour seminar. The class schedule will be available by the beginning of the semester.
It is expected that students take active part in class discussion.
If fewer than five students are registered to a course, the department might reduce the teaching, please see the department's guidelines regarding this on Mitt UiB. Regarding a course where this is a possibility the students get information about this at the beginning of the semester, and before the deadline regarding semester registration 1.September.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Attendance is mandatory for everything the course covers. Course participation is approved by the course supervisor. If the absence exceeds 25%, the student cannot take the exam.
Around seven smaller assignments are given as part of the course. These assignments are normally written work, such as text interpretations, analytical answers to given questions, case studies or fieldwork. They must be presented orally in the teaching individually or in groups. They are either approved or not approved. The course responsible approves.
The mandatory assignments are valid in the teaching semester.
Forms of Assessment
The students must read an extensive common syllabus (equivalent to between 500 and 1000 pages) of books, articles, online texts and material, films and digital artefacts. Students must be prepared to read longer texts.
All material is usually in English. Students can use and refer to sources in other languages ¿¿in assignments.