New Media and Changing CommunitiesSemester Course

Program
Communication
Week-Long Study Tour
Brussels or Dublin
Core Course Week Study Tour
Southern Sweden
Major Discipline(s)
Communication, Media Studies, Social Entrepreneurship
Type
Core Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

How do new media and tech facilitate or challenge democracy, collaboration, and community building? The ambition of this course is to understand the historical and contemporary importance of media in creating communities. Hone your critical media literacy and examine how both new and existing communities are imagined, constructed, and represented in online media and tech. The course also focuses on the controversy of surveillance, privacy, and the dark side of the web.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Anthropology, Journalism

Faculty

Brendan Sweeney

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Political Science, National University of Ireland, Galway, 2005). Cand.mag. (Media Studies, University of Copenhagen, 1999). NCTJ Certificate in Journalism (Rathmines College of Journalism, Dublin, 1982). Worked as journalist for many years in different European countries. Information Officer and Project Manager, Danish Institute for Human Rights, 2007-2010. Teacher, International People’s College, 2010-2013. Published historical novel, Once in Another World (New Island, 2013). With DIS since 2013.

Communications, Brendan Sweeney

Mie Oehlenschläger

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Tech policy expert advising private and public actors both nationally and internationally. Mie has been nominated under the auspices of The Future of Tech Commission in the US and is a writing member of the Danish DJØF's TechDK Commission. Founder of Tech & childhood and author of a number of analyses and reports including "Online games gamble with children's data" (April 2021) and "Green Paper on initiatives to protect children online" (December 2021) and various of journalistic articles. Mie has years of professional experience with Strategic Communications, Campaigning, CSR and Public Affairs. M.A., Modern Culture and Cultural Communication (University of Copenhagen, 2008), B.A. Comparative Literature (University of Copenhagen, 2003). With DIS since 2018.