|Type||Summer Course, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 weeks (4 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€800.00 per programme|
Enrolled as an Undergraduate student or Undergraduate diploma
This course will be of interest to students of media studies, political, political science, philosophy, sociology, journalism, economics, European Studies, international relations, law, and anyone reflecting on the relation between power, media and democracy.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
B2, IELTS 6.0
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
This course explores the relations between power, media and democracy. Students will learn to reconstruct different theories that are helpful to understand the relations between power, media and democracy. The course discusses central problems related to it, such as the tension between the ideal and the real, the emergence of the surveillance society, the power of media tycoons, the decline of the public sphere, the threats of media power, political representation, pluralism and toleration, the role of old and new media, freedom of speech, the constraints of public resistance and the impact of web 2.0.
• Explore the relations between power, media and democracy
• Learn to understand different theories that are helpful to reflect on practical issues, such as the so-called Snowden affair, Arab Spring, censorship, the link between media and populism, the digital divide, as well as the use of media by politicians like Erdogan, Putin and Trump.