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DH1609 Communication and information 7.5 credits

The course covers theoretical and practical aspects of communication, media technology and communicative systems, as well as the relation between social and technical factors for use of media technology and communication systems.


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About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2024 kominf programme students

Target group

Open for all programs provided that the course can be included in the program.

Part of programme

Degree Programme in Media Technology, åk 1, Mandatory


Autumn 2024: P2 (3.0 hp)

Spring 2025: P3 (4.5 hp)


28 Oct 2024
16 Mar 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Autumn 2024 kominf programme students

Application code



For course offering

Autumn 2024 kominf programme students


Rob Comber, e-post:


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Course coordinator

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus DH1609 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course introduces the interdisciplinary subject area of communication, media technology, and media theory. The course covers practical and theoretical aspects of communication, media technology, and communicative systems as well as the relationship between social and technical factors for using media and communication technologies and communication systems. The course contains practical and laboratory activities, where students use different communication and media and communication technologies. The course also contains activities dealing with problem formulation which is central for future professional practice as Master of Science in Engineering and media technologies.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

  • give an account of basic concepts and theories in communication, media technology, and media theory
  • analyse media content based on basic concepts and theories in a thorough and methodological way
  • critically review the role of media and communication in society with respect to questions about equality, diversity and equal opportunities, sustainability, democracy and the public sphere
  • design media content grounded in basic concepts and theories

in order to:

  • acquire basic knowledge in the interdisciplinary area of communication and media technology
  • understand and competently handle communication situations and different media and communication technologies in continued education and in the future working life and become better at communicating messages.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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


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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


  • INL1 - Hand-in assignments, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercise, 3.0 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.

Participation in all lectures and 80% of seminars is required to pass the course.

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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


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Transitional regulations

INL1 replaces TEN1 for students that have not completed it.

Supplementary information

This course has replaced DH1608

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: