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MKAS2 Multicultural Relationships with Media and Citizenship 5 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Programme in Media Literacy Education
Media Education
Person in charge
Sirkku Kotilainen
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2012–2013 X


Strategic themes: Internationalisation, Sustainable development

Learning outcomes

The student understands the significance of media and information literacies in multicultural learning environments. The student can analyze comparative research on the uses of media and global aspects of media literacy education.


The course includes viewpoints on the multiculturalism in audience research and comparative research on the uses of media. Moreover, the contents include global viewpoints to media and information literacies and education and intercultural global education.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 16 h 0 h
Independent work 20 h 0 h

Lectures 16 hours and a working paper. Information and details during the lectures.

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 Finnish


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

The uses of the literature will be agreed in the beginning of lectures: two publications of the list:

Ingegerd Rydin & Ulrica Sjöberg (toim.) Mediated Crossroads: Identity, Youth Culture and Ethnicity. Göteborg: Nordicom. 2008.

Bailey O, Georgiou M and Harindranath R (eds) Transnational Lives and the Media: Re-Imagining Diaspora. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Kangas, Sonja (ed.)(2011) Digital Pioneers Cultural drivers of Future Media Culture. Helsinki: Finnish Youth Research Network, Online Publications:


Carlsson, Tayie, Jacquinot-Delaunay, Perez (eds.) (2008) Empowerment through Media Education. An Intercultural Dialogue. NORDICOM.

Frau-Meigs, Divina & Torrent, Jordi (eds.) (2009) Mapping Media Education Policies in the World. United Nations, Alliance for Civilizations, Unesco, European Comission, Gurpo Communicar. [http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0018/001819/181917e.pdf]

Perez-Tornero, Varis (2010) Media Literacy and New Humanism. United Nations & Unesco Institue for Information Technologies in Education. [http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0019/001921/192134e.pdf]




Further information

The course is organized in cooperation with the School of Education and the School of Communication, Media and Theatre.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Education
School of Communication, Media and Theatre
School of Communication, Media and Theatre
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
School of Education
School of Communication, Media and Theatre