Understanding Interaction of Media with Culture and Society

Understanding Interaction of Media with Culture and Society

Acquire competence in acting critically to the media and their influence on society and culture in a global world and gain knowledge of media and multimodal genres,

Start date: 19 August 2019
End date: 20 December 2019
Apply before: 1 May 2019

Location: Odense
ECTS: 10

Please note:

Combine courses for a full semester

Target Group

Danish or Exchange students from various faculties or programs of study who have been permitted to study at a university or a University College, in particular Teacher Education students.

The course is particularly suitable for students in the faculties of education, social sciences and humanities.

In order to participate, students must speak English at an advanced level (preferably C level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)).

How to apply

Purpose of The Module

The purpose of the module is

  • to have knowledge of media and multimodal genres
  • to make you competent in acting critically to the media and their influence on society and culture in a global world
  • to have knowledge of the developmental progress  in a global society
  • to have knowledge of and competence in using sociological and intercultural theories
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General Information

Work Load

10 ECTS. The module consists of 8 course days (4 hours per course day).

Course days and times will be stipulated in a timetable, which will be available for students at or before semester start.

Teaching Methods

All teaching and counselling is in oral and written English.

You will experience different teaching methods such as lectures, presentations, dialogue, debate, group work, independent studies, portfolio work and a project work at the end of the module.

Throughout the module the teacher is available as a counsellor to facilitate understanding of the content and completing the assignments


In order to complete the module you must:

  • Attend 90 % of the lessons.
  • Complete a written assignment about a topic chosen by the student backed up by theory and including a practical example.
  • Complete an oral presentation of a project substantiated both practically and theoretically.
Course Description

The content is:

  • 21st century skills
  • Fake news and other risks in the media
  • Intercultural competence
  • Media, multimodal genres and texts
  • Identity, socialisation and equality at a local and global level
  • Sociological theories on Modernity, Post-Modernity and Late Modernity
  • The relation between local, national, European and global events and developmental progress
  • Sociological theories on migration

The exam will be an oral exam based on a written synopsis about a relevant self-chosen topic within the frame of the module.

The examination is an oral presentation of a written synopsis based on at least 3 of the module topics and dealing with a problem statement. The product must describe a practical and a theoretical elements relevant within your profession

You can write your module product and be examined individually or in a group as you choose.

Students will be awarded a grade from The Danish 7-point grading  scale

Faculty of Education and Social Sciences

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