Democracy – and the role of media and communication

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
    Domain Communication and Media Research
    Code UE-EKM.00957
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Level Master
    Semester SA-2021

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Wednesday 13:15 - 15:00, Hebdomadaire
    Hours per week 2

    Teaching

    Teachers
    Description

    In this course, we look at democracies and the role of media and communication. In the first part, we establish basic knowledge and look at Greek origin of democracy, at characteristics of Western democracy, at democratic theory, measures for democracy, at democratic innovations, and ask whether established democracies have come under pressure. In the second part, we focus on the role of media to democracy and society, and discuss whether internet platforms and information provider can be conceived as media and can fullfill these functions. In this context, we also discuss the design of technology, algorithms, AI, trust(worthiness), nudging, propaganda, mis-and disinformation, and media literacy.

    Training objectives

    - You know key concepts of democratic theory in general, and can apply them to the real world.

    - You can identify key challenge(s) of todays’ Western democracies.

    - You can describe and evaluate role of the media and internet platforms in a society and its key functions and contribution to democracy.

    - You become able to understand, analyze, and argue about crucial factors in the opinion formation process, and in the creation of social cohesion (e.g. algorithms).

    - You are familiar with nudging, mis/disinformation, (trust)worthinessand can critically discuss them.

    - You can define media literacy and can conceptualize measures to train it. 

    Available seats 45
    Softskills
    Yes
    Softskills seats 3
    Off field
    Yes
    BeNeFri
    Yes
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No

    Documents

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  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    22.09.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room D130
    29.09.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room D130
    06.10.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room D130
    13.10.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room D130
    20.10.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room D130
    27.10.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room D130
    03.11.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room D130
    10.11.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room D130
    17.11.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room D130
    24.11.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room D130
    01.12.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room D130
    15.12.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room D130
    22.12.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
  • Assessments methods

    Evaluation continue - SA-2021, Session d'hiver 2022

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Kurs mit fortlaufender Evaluation: nach der Einschreibeperiode können Sie sich nicht mehr von der Einschreibung zurückziehen (s. Sessionskalender auf der Webseite der Fakultät).

    Keine Wiederholungsprüfung

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    Ma - Business Communication : Business Informatics - 90 ECTS
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    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Information Management > Cours > Modules management > MAR: Marketing

    Ma - Business Communication : Management - 90 ECTS
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    Courses - 60 ECTS > Chosen Option > Management > 30 ECTS parmi les modules : > MAR: Marketing

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    Ma - Communication and Media Research - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2015/SA_V01
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Inter- and Transdisciplinary Perspectives > SES Master level courses
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    Ma - Communication and Society - 90 ECTS
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    Courses: min. 72 ECTS > Modules - min 54 ECTS > Groupe d'élément de validation du Module MAR > MAR: Marketing
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    MiBa - Kommunikationswissenschaft und Medienforschung - 30 ECTS
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    MiMa - Communication and Society - 30 ECTS
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    Elective courses - 30 ECTS > MAR: Marketing