Sociology of Media

Sociology of Media

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 15

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 6

Lecturer(s): izr. prof. dr. Vogrinčič Čepič Ana

Sociology of media and knowledge addresses the relationship between media and society (and its individuals). The media, i.e. communication and information technology is analysed via examining our media uses and practices, and their social consequences. It always takes in consideration the historical perspective, i.e. how the media have changed and are still changing our behaviour and knowledge.
• The basic concepts of media studies
• The role of media in everyday life
• Overview of the recurring themes in the media history (in media reception as well as in discourse about media)
• New, digital text media and related issues:
• www and the implications of internet communication
• journalism in the internet era;
• Google, Facebook, Instagram and other related phenomena
• Via analysis of media practices, the students learn about ideology, class structure, capitalist social formation and identity politics and thereby get acquainted with essential sociology.