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Trends in Media and Communication Science - Modultafeln of TU Ilmenau

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module properties Trends in Media and Communication Science in degree program Master Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft/Media and Communication Science 2013
ATTENTION: not offered anymore
module number9187
examination number90101
departmentDepartment of Economic Sciences and Media
ID of group 2554 (Media Psychology and Media Design)
module leaderProf. Dr. Nicola Döring
term winter and summer term
credit points3
on-campus program (h)22
self-study (h)68
obligationobligatory module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate

Presentation slides (30% of final grade) as well as term paper (70% of final grade). In order to pass the course as a whole, you have to complete both academic achievements (presentation slides and term paper). For the individual deadlines, please consult the respective Moodle room.

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):
  • signup begins: 05.11.2021
  • signup ends: 12.11.2021
  • resignation not after: 12.11.2021
  • last modification of this information: 15.10.2021
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 and technical requirements for education and examination in case of online participation

Course will be held online exclusively. Being present in Ilmenau is not necessary for completing the course.


literature / references

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

evaluation of teaching