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ITIS51 Theories and Approaches of Interactive Media 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Information Studies and Interactive Media
Information Studies and Interactive Media
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Information Sciences
Curricula 2011 – 2012

General description

The course will focus on the research literature of interactive media studies and on the different research traditions in this field.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course a student is expected to be able to:

-construct and comprehend an overall picture of the different approaches into the study of digital, interactive media
-evaluate, critically compare and synthesize knowledge derived from different studies of interactive media
-write and orally communicate results from a scientific literature review


The course deals with a wide range of research traditions, the annual selection being based on topics chosen by the students. These can include e.g. study of hypertexts and cybertexts, the structures of hypermedia, study of interactive fiction and drama, research into computer-mediated communication and social networks, the cultural and social psychological study of the Internet, study of digital aesthetics, game studies, study of location-aware and pervasive media, and other topical areas as necessary.

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
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

Priority to this course is given to degree students in Information Studies and Interactive Media. Exchange students within the School of Information Sciences may attend this course if there are places left. For teaching in English during each academic year, please see the Teaching Schedules.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Information Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Information Sciences