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15.8.2019 at 09:00 - 2.9.2019 at 23:59
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Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Mon 2.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 10.9.2019
09:15 - 11:45
Tue 17.9.2019
09:15 - 11:45
Tue 24.9.2019
09:15 - 11:45
Tue 1.10.2019
09:15 - 11:45
Tue 8.10.2019
09:15 - 11:45
Tue 15.10.2019
09:15 - 11:45

Other teaching

21.10.2019 Mon 09.00-12.00
Juha Herkman
Teaching language: Finnish


The course is compulsory for students of the Study Track in Media and Communication.

Basic studies in politics, media and communication

understand how communication can be used for political impact. They will also be able to evaluate what kind of social consequences political communication can have in different situations. The course provides students with good qualifications for evaluating and practising practices of political communication.

First period of the second year of studies.

The course provides an overview of political communication and introduces various phenomena in political communication, such as the relation between politics and the media, political journalism, political campaigning and marketing, political performance, style and rhetoric, political entertainment, communication in public administration and communication related to civic activity.

- Herkman, Juha: Politiikka ja mediajulkisuus (2011)
- Kantola, Anu: Matala Valta (2014)

- Bennett, Lance W. & Segerberg, Alexandra (2013) The Logic of Connective Action. Cambridge University Press
- Cammaerts, Bart, Mattoni, Alice & McCurdy, Patrick (2013) Mediation and Protest Movements. Intellect
- Dahlgren, Peter (2009) Media and Political Engagement: Citizens, Communication and Democracy. Cambridge University Press
- Esser, Frank & Strömbäck, Jesper (eds.) (2014) Mediatization of Politics: Understanding the Transformation of Western Democracies. Palgrave Macmillan
- Isotalus, P. (2017) Mediapoliitikko. Gaudeamus

NB! Students completing the entire course with a book examination must read the following four works:

- Herkman, Juha: Politiikka ja mediajulkisuus (2011)
- Kantola, Anu: Matala Valta (2014)

and two optional works from the list above (selection must be stated at the time of registration)

Graded on a scale of 0 to 5 (0=fail, 1=pass, 2=satisfactory, 3=good, 4=very good, 5=excellent)

Kurssin uusintakuulustelu examinariumissa.

For students of the Degree Programme in Politics, Media and Communication, lectures and a book examination to be completed either in connection with the course or as an online examination in the Examinarium facility. Depending on available student places, contact teaching is available also to students of other degree programmes. Students of other degree programmes can complete the course also as online teaching or with a book examination. The completion methods will be specified in the teaching programme.