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module properties Environmental Communication in degree program Master Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft/Media and Communication Science 2013
module number101935
examination number2500429
departmentDepartment of Economic Sciences and Media
ID of group 2551 (Media Research and Political Communication)
module leaderProf. Dr. Jens Wolling
term winter and summer term
credit points10
on-campus program (h)67
self-study (h)233
obligationelective module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate
  • Frequent and active participation in the seminar (presentations, discussion) = 30%
  • Reports on empirical study (max. 5000 words excluding tables and bibliography) = 70%. Due dates for final report 1st September 2019.
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 participants30
previous knowledge and experience

Interest on environmental issue and comparative studies; knowledge on empirical research process and content analysis.

learning outcome

Objective of the research seminar:

The participants are able to review relevant literature, create and carry out empirical studies with quantitative content analysis, present and discuss findings as well as write research reports.


Create and carry out a research project on comparative study of how climate change frame in several countries. It will start with (1) conducting systematic literature review on framing of climate change, continue with (2) focus group discussion to create codebook and (3) carry out analysis of media coverage on climate change in several countries.

Further information on this seminar, please contact:

Ms. Mira Rochyadi-Reetz (

media of instruction and technical requirements for education and examination in case of online participation

Moodle, Webex

literature / references
  • Entman, Robert M. (2007): Framing Bias. Media in the Distribution of Power. In: Journal of Communication 57 (1), S. 163–173. DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-2466.2006.00336.x.
  • Entman, R. M., Matthes, J., Pellicano, L. (2009): Framing politics in the news: nature, sources and effects. In: Karin Wahl-Jorgensen und Thomas Hanitzsch (Hg.): The handbook of journalism studies. New York: Routledge (International Communication Association handbook series), S. 175–190.
  • Schäfer, Mike S.; Schlichting, Inga (2014): Media Representations of Climate Change. A Meta-Analysis of the Research Field. In: Environmental Communication 8 (2), S. 142–160. DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2014.914050.
  • Wolling, Jens; Arlt, Dorothee (2017): Media Coverage on International Climate Summits and Negotiations. In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science 1. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.362.
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