Media history and text theory
2012-2013 - IMT2352 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The students shall acquire a basic knowledge about the social history of the media (with an emphasis on the history of the media in Norway). The students shall also know the typical structures and genres of today's digital media, as well as having established a critical understanding of common terminology about modern information technology and digital media.

Topic(s)

Spoken and written language
Printing and the coming of a literate and political public sphere
The nineteenth century's media innovations
Media development in the twentieth century
Convergence and divergence
Structures and genres in digital media
The digital-literate institution
Hypertextuality
Interactivity
Multimediality

Teaching Methods

Lectures

Teaching Methods (additional text)

Writing of two essays with formative-iterative assessment during the semester.

Form(s) of Assessment

Essay
Written exam, 3 hours

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Essay (counts 45%)
Written Exam, 3 hours (counts 55%)
Summative assessment of two essays after the end of the semester.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

Coursework Requirements

None

Teaching Materials

  • Bastiansen, Henrik G. og Hans Fredrik Dahl (2008). Norsk mediehistorie. 2. utgave. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget
  • Schwebs, Ture og Hildegunn Otnes (2006). Tekst.no: strukturer og sjangrer i digitale medier . Andre utgave. Oslo: Landslaget for norskundervisning / Cappelen Akademisk Forlag

Additional information

Emnet er kun tilgjengelig for Bachelor i mediedesign.

Aktuelle tidsskrift i HiGs bibliotek:

  • Convergence, Information, communication and society, New Media & Society, Norsk Medietidsskrift, Visible Language, Visual Communication

Aktuelle klassenummer i HiGs bibliotek:

  • 070–, 302.23, 303.4833–

Aktuell støttelitteratur:

  • Crowley, David and Paul Heyer (2010). Communication in history: Technology, culture, society.Sixth edition. Boston: Pearson
  • Curran, James; Natalie Fenton and Des Freedman (2012). Misunderstanding the internet.London and New York: Routledge
  • Eliot, Simon and Jonathan Rose (eds) (2009). A companion to the history of the book. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Engebretsen, Martin (2001). Nyheten som hypertekst: Tekstuelle aspekter ved møtet mellom en gammel sjanger og ny teknologi. Kristiansand: IJ-forlaget
  • Engebretsen, Martin, red. (2010). Skrift, bilde, lyd: Analyse av sammensatte tekster. Kristiansand: Høyskoleforlaget
  • Eriksen, Trond Berg (1987). Budbringerens overtak: Perspektiver på skriftkulturen. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget
  • Gripsrud, Jostein (2011). Mediekultur, mediesamfunn.4. utgave. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget
  • Haugsbakk, Geir (2010). Digital skole på sviktende grunnlag. Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk
  • Vagle, Wenche, Margareth Sandvik og Jan Svennevig (1993). Tekst og kontekst: En innføring i tekstlingvistikk og pragmatikk. Oslo: Landslaget for norskundervisning / Cappelen