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The course aims primarily to give practical training in the design, construction and concrete representation of technical and scientific forms of presentation, including laboratory training in oral presentation. The course is oriented towards the technical and scientific representation but will also give a brief theoretical introduction to the interdisciplinary area Media and communication studies.                                     

Media and communication is an interdisciplinary field including technological, humanistic and social scientific perspectives and issues concerning the role of media and communication in society and culture as well as hands-on methods for the analysis of form and content in images, text and sound.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

In the course lectures as well as hands-on student-driven seminars will be the main pedagogical forms.   Practical content:                 

  • technical and scientific writing including the formulation of problems, the search for literature and sources, discussions, references and layout, etc.
  • rhetoric
  • analysis of argumentation
  • source criticism
  • the analysis of the audience and the users
  • individual supervision on practical moments
  • oral presentation in group, both individually and in teams
  • media analysis.

 Theoretical content: 

  • theory of science
  • technical and scientific writing
  • communication and discourse
  • forms and expressions in narration
  • creation of meaning.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the completed course, the student will be able to:

  • apply general methods for oral presentation
  • use written representation as a process of documentation and problem solving
  • understand the basic principles for the design, construction and representation of a technical report and a scientific paper
  • be able to construct a scientific text with specific attention to the needs of the concrete audience
  • apply the basic insights into the deign and construction of a scientific paper in an individual essay
  • identify and analyze a number of genres for human communication
  • analyze communicative events from the point of view of basic theories and methods of understanding communication.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in Swedish corresponding to Swedish B and English corresponding to English A. For students who receive their final school grades after 31 December 2009, there is an additional entry requirement for mathematics as follows: documented proficiency in mathematics corresponding to Mathematics A.

Recommended prerequisites

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To be announced at least 4 weeks before course start at course web page.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • UPP1 - Assignment, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see:

Other requirements for final grade *

Written exam (TEN1; 1,5 university credits).
Writing shorter academic paper and participation in lectures and seminars (at least 80%) (UPP1; 4,5 university credits).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Leif Dahlberg

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web DH1602

Offered by

CSC/Media Technology and Interaction Design

Main field of study *


Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

Communication and Media DH1601.


Jonas Moll, e-post:

Supplementary information

This course cannot be combined with DH1600 or DH1608.