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TIEIB4E1 Introduction to Theories of Communication 3 ECTS
Organised by
Journalism and Mass Communication/ISSS
Person in charge
Professor Taisto Hujanen

Learning outcomes

Basic knowledge of communication as a field of study and academic discipline, including media and journalism.


The course offers a introduction to the Finnish communication and media system. Students read articles, discuss about them with other students and keep a learning diary.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 10 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Lectures, literature and essay.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Literature to be chosen from the following:

Fiske: Introduction to Communication Studies. 2nd ed. Rourledge 1990.

Mattelart & Mattelart: Theories of Communication: A Short Introduction. Sage 1998.

DeFleur & Ball-Rokeach: Theories of Mass Communication. 5th ed. Longman 1989.

Grossberg & Wartella & Whitney: MediaMaking: Mass Media in Popular Culture. Sage 1998.

McQuail: McQuail's Mass Communication Theory. 5th ed. Sage 2005.

Belongs to following study modules

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School of Communication, Media and Theatre