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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2012–2013
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JOVA5 Tutkimusperinteitä ja –suuntauksia: Communication Research Traditions 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Journalistiikan ja viestinnän tutkinto-ohjelma
School of Communication, Media and Theatre

Learning outcomes

Having done this module the student has acquired an overview of the research traditions and directions in the field of communication and media studies. He/she can figure out the turning points in the history of the field and to place research traditions into the context of society and culture. The student is also able to see how research directions are connected to the development of media and technology and to assess their relations to media structures and regulation as well as to professional practices and education.

General description

The module focuses on stages of mass communication research and its paradigm shifts as part of development of a post-industrial society. The module is composed of lecture course (20 h) with a book of classics (3 ECTS) and a book examination (1 book + 1 article, 2 ECTS).The lecture course is done by a diary and the classic as book essay, both to be assessed by Professor Nordenstreng.  The examination of Pietilä's book (in Finnish or English) plus an article (to be specified) are done separately as an electronic examination. Examiners: Professor Taisto Hujanen (in Finnish language) and Leonardo Custodio (in English language).

Enrolment for University Studies

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Kaarle Nordenstreng, Teacher responsible


10-Jan-2013 – 21-Feb-2013
Lectures 20 hours
Thu 10-Jan-2013 - 21-Feb-2013 weekly at 14-17, Päät ls. A3