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Media and Politics

  • Duration: August-October
  • Fall semester , Exchange student
  • ECTS 15 ECTS
  • Application period Application deadline: 1 May

Media and Politics is a 15 ECTS course in the fall semester on Bachelor level. An oral exam finalizes the course.


To view possible course combinations, view "About the course".

About the course

The subject of the course is the complex and changing relationship between politics and the media. Do the media simply reflect politics at the national and international level – or change politics profoundly?  How are power relationships and political identities affected, within as well as across and between states?  How do the media function during periods of crisis, when states collapse or are in transition, during civil wars and interstate wars or terrorist attacks?

Addressing such topics, the course is divided into three main blocks:

  1. Core theories and concepts of media and politics
  2. Comparative Political Communication
  3. War, terrorism and the Media

Emphasising developments during the post-cold war period, the effects of global communication networks based on internet and satellite technology are of particular interest.

Course schedules

The course time schedule will be published after:

  • 01 June for the following fall semester

Course material

To view the course material for INT2004 Media and Politics, please search here. Do notice that the overview might not be available until a few weeks before the official semester start.

You will learn this

  • Knowledge of recent developments in media and politics, as well as relevant theories and concepts from media- and political science.


  • Ability to develop and deliver efficient presentations on complex topics and to address challenging oral questions at short notice

What does it cost?

Free for exchange students

Would you like to apply?

The course is available only for students coming from our partner institutions. Contact the International Coordinator at your home institution to find out if you are eligible for exchange studies at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University). Please notice that applications can be submitted for one campus only.

Any questions?