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module properties module number 200837 - common information
module number200837
departmentDepartment of Economic Sciences and Media
ID of group2551 (Media Research and Political Communication)
module leaderProf. Dr. Jens Wolling
languageEnglisch
term ganzjährig
previous knowledge and experience
learning outcomeAfter studying the
specialization module, students understand, apply, and compare recent
approaches and theories in media content, media reception, and media effects
research. They are able to relate and evaluate developments and empirical results from
current publications, predominantly empirical research papers.

Students are able to develop problem-solving competencies by applying the theories and current
research results to identify and solve actual problems in media and
communication practice and science. They are able to formulate assumptions and outline
solutions.

Students have learned to consolidate their analytical skills by
recognizing and comparing the advantages and disadvantages of different
approaches, theories, and methods. Students can correctly assess the applicability
of various approaches for scientific or practical purposes.
contentThe specialization
module focuses on one or several current problems of social or political
relevance, such as environmental protection, migration, algorithmic
communication, media evaluations, fake news and media trust (topics may vary
depending on current developments in society and research foci of the department in charge).

The seminar teaches current developments in theories and methods of media reception and effects research based on literature work. These current developments are discussed, reflected, and applied in various forms, such as literature reviews, discussions, presentations, creative tasks, or research outlines.
media of instruction and technical requirements for education and examination in case of online participation

Moodle, presentation tools, Webex

literature / referencesThe lecturers provide the students with introductory literature on the respective topics.

evaluation of teaching
Details reference subject
module nameCurrent Perspectives in Media Content, Reception and Effects Research
examination number2500597
credit points5
SWS2 (0 V, 2 Ü, 0 P)
on-campus program (h)22.5
self-study (h)127.5
obligationobligatory module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate

Depending on the topic and the number of participants, the workload consists of one or more partial credits. These can be oral or written examinations and course-related work such as presentations, literature reviews, homework, etc.   The exact requirements will be announced in the first session.

alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
maximum number of participants
Details in degree program Master Media and Communication Science 2021
module nameCurrent Perspectives in Media Content, Reception and Effects Research
examination number2500597
credit points5
on-campus program (h)67
self-study (h)83
obligationelective module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate

Depending on the topic and the number of participants, the workload consists of one or more partial credits. These can be oral or written examinations and course-related work such as presentations, literature reviews, homework, etc.   The exact requirements will be announced in the first session.

alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
maximum number of participants