Technische Universität Ilmenau

Trends in Media and Communication Science - Modultafeln of TU Ilmenau

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subject properties Trends in Media and Communication Science in major Master Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft/Media and Communication Science 2013
subject number9187
examination number90101
departmentDepartment of Economic Sciences and Media
ID of group 2554 (Media Psychology and Media Design Group)
subject leaderProf. Dr. Nicola Döring
term ganzjährig
credit points3
on-campus program (h)22
self-study (h)68
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate

Active participation in all course sessions (10% of final grade; no unauthorized absence) and oral presentation (30% of final grade) as well as term paper (60% of final grade).

In order to pass the course as a whole, you have to complete both academic achievements (oral presentation and term paper).

For the individual deadlines, please consult the respective Moodle room.

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maximum number of participants
previous knowledge and experience

Basic knowledge on theories and methods in the broader and interdisciplinary field of media and communication studies

learning outcome

Students are able to understand and explain current trends in the field of media and communication studies.


This course provides an overview of current topics in media and communication studies and the involved research methods. The focus rests on research at the Institute of Media and Communication Science (IfMK). Scholars from the various groups of the IfMK will present current research topics and emerging trends in the field. Furthermore, the research modules that will start in the current semester will be introduced.

Later in the semester, students will give an oral presentation of a specific trend in media and communication studies. The selection of the trend is based on proposals provided by the institute’s groups. The students will present the results at the end of the term and summarize them in a term paper.

media of instruction

Oral presentations, Power Point Presentations, lists of readings

literature / references

A list of readings will be provided at the first session of the lecture.

evaluation of teaching