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Before choosing course

The course gives an introduction to communication and media studies as an interdisciplinary field.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus DH1608 (Autumn 2008–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Conceptions of knowledge and communication. Media and modern culture.

Communication and cognition. Forms and analysis of communication.

Language, speech, and discourse. Narratives and rhetoric. Visual culture and communication. Representation, realism and ideology. Audience and reception.

Communication production and institutions. History of communication.

Media practices. Expression and design processes. Identity and digital expression.

Intended learning outcomes

The course objectives are to give

  • basic knowledge of different kinds and genres of human communication,
  • an introduction to the study of communication and media, and theories in this interdisciplinary field,
  • training in oral and written presentation,

in order that the student will

  • be able to analyze and deal with communication situations in their formation and future profession,
  • efficiently be able to communicate with functions in an information flow that lies close to designing and expressing information,
  • become better in transmitting messages.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites


Recommended prerequisites

Equivalent to the course 2D1571/DM1571 Introduction to media technology.


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Will be announced at least 2 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


  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Assignments, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Seminars (SEM1; 1 hp), hand in task (ÖVN1; 2 hp), examination (TEN1; 2 hp).

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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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

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Offered by

CSC/Media Technology and Interaction Design

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

The possibility for extension courses exists within the Media Technology programme.


Per-Anders Forstorp, e-post:, tel: 790 6680