Communication and Culture
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Kommunikatsiooni ajalugu kultuuris
Course title in English
Communication and Culture
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
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lecturer of 2018/2019  Spring semester
Dirk Hoyer (inglise keel)
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The aim is to introduce the students, through an interdisciplinary approach, to the complex field of inter-relation between Culture and Communication in order to improve the understanding of the context.
Brief description of the course
The course offers an overview of the complex relationship between culture and communication. The main focus is on the effects of mass communication on culture and vice versa. The effects are examined through sociological, psychological, economical, political and philosophical views on the subject.
Learning outcomes in the course
Understanding of the context in which culture and communication are interacting through concepts that are ranging from Marxism to Postmodernism.
Capacity to analyze specific phenomena through a multitude of scientific approaches and perspectives.

Assessment methods
Course Presentation, Final Presentation and Final Exam
lekt. Dirk Hoyer
Study literature
Selected texts from:
Durham, M.G./Kellner, D.M.: Media and Cultural Studies
Key Works, Blackwell, Oxford, 2001
Replacement literature
Gi -Bell, A./Garrett, P.: Media Discourse, Blackwell, Oxford, 1998
Gi -Giddens, A.: Sociology, Blackwell, Oxford, 1997
- -Hall, J.R./Neitz, M.J./Battani, M.: Sociology on Culture,
Routledge, London, 2003