The main goal of the course is to make PhD students familiar with key paradigms in media and communication research during the 20th century, and to evaluate their relevance to contemporary media landscapes and communication practices. The following themes and traditions will be covered: Historical perspectives on the media (mass communication, Uses & Gratification theory, medium theory); political economy; structuralism/poststructuralism; critical theory/Frankfurt school; public sphere theory; cultural studies (and media audiences); communication discourse and social change; mediated communication as social interaction.
To gain access to the course and complete the examinations included in the course, the applicant must be admitted to a doctoral programme within the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Örebro University, or admitted to a doctoral programme within the TRAIN-network.
Course date: The course will be given spring 2022
Study rate: Part-time studies
Language of instruction: English
Application to the course
Application will opern a couple of months before the course starts.