HMEA03125U Media, Violence, Audiences

Volume 2013/2014
Kandidatuddannelse i Film og Medievidenskab

Media violence has for long for been a central topic within media studies, where questions regarding how to define and understand media violence and its effects on audiences have led to much theoretical and methodological controversy. This course will look into these debates and invite students to investigate the relations between various media and their audiences and users, and the question of how these relations can be studied empirically. Theoretically, the course will introduce students to perspectives on media violence and audience effects, how media violence operates, and how audiences respond to and make sense of media violence. The course will furthermore explore how such epistemological and theoretical perspectives are interlinked with methodological considerations regarding operationalizations of (media) violence and quantitative and qualitative research designs for empirical studies of media violence.

Throughout the course, media violence will be used as a focal point to explore how diverging theoretical understandings and methodological approaches have implications for the conclusions and results that can be produced within audience and user studies
Learning Outcome
Valg af prøveform:
KA 2013
Modul 4: Modtager- og brugeranalyse: HFMK03071E
Modul 7: Valgfrit emne 3: HFMK03151E
Modul 7: Valgfrit emne 4: HFMK03161E

KA Medievidenskab 2008
Modul 2: Modtager/brugeranalyse: HMEK03121E
Modul 6: Brugere og digital kommunikation: HMEK03251E
Modul 8: Valgfrit emne 2 (eks.): HMEK03211E

KA Filmvidenskab 2008
Modul 3: Filmæstetik/reception: HFVA04141E 
Modul 6: Valgfrit emne 2 (eks.): HFVA04191E
Students will prepare, undertake, and present a small-scale empirical study on media violence from an audience or user perspective.

Bøger, som forventes anskaffet:

Arthur Asa Beger: Media and Communication Research Methods: An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches (2nd ed.).

James Kendrick: Film Violence: History, Ideology, Genre
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  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 28
  • Total
  • 28