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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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MVKS05 Basics of Social and Interactive Media 5 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Programme in Multilingual Communication and Translation Studies
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Learning outcomes

The student will be familiar with the modes of production and special features of both social media and interactive media from a translator and localiser’s point of view. The student will be able to analyse the ideological backgrounds and power relations of social media and interactive media and the challenges these produce for translators and localisers.


The course unit consists of lectures, exercises, and an essay.
The purpose of the course unit is to familiarise the student with professional use of social media, as well as with social media as a forum for translation and interpreting, exploring such phenomena as crowdsourcing and volunteer and fan translation. The course unit explores information security, digital copyrights, and the business model of social media, as well as methods of analysing the differences between personal and professional network communication.
The student must actively participate in classroom work and write a learning diary in the form of a blog (at least 8 blog entries, and 4 comments on the blogs of other students). The student must also write a 4–6 page essay based on the book by Hunsingeri and Senft on a topic that has been agreed upon with the teacher.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

-          Hunsinger, Jeremy & Theresa M. Senft (eds.) 2014. The Social Media Handbook. New York: Routledge. Published electronically and available for reading in the University of Tampere network.

-          Kangas, Petteri, Santtu Toivonen & Asta Bäck (eds.) 2007. Google advertisements and other social media business models. VTT Research Notes 2369 <http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/tiedotteet/2007/T2369.pdf>. (in Finnish)

-          Online material of the Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Centre (CIAPC) <http://antipiracy.fi/inenglish>.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Communication Sciences
Optional Courses (Common Core Studies / LTL)
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