Cph., Information and Cultural Studies’ Theories and Traditions

Course content

Introduction, exploration, and examination of theoretical traditions and theories that constitute the foundations and progress in information and cultural studies research and practice.  These are explored and examined through concepts such as theory, language, knowledge, communication, information, interpretation, culture, design, and human information interaction.  The traditions and concepts are further examined with examples from information and cultural studies research.  The course provides students with an understanding of the breadth and plurality of information and cultural studies research and skills to contextualize research in information and culture in the broader scholarly traditions and practice.

Education

Informationsvidenskab og kulturformidling, Studieordning 2016

Informationsvidenskab og kulturformidling, Studieordning 2013

Learning outcome

Competence objectives

The objective of the module is to provide the student with

knowledge and understanding of:

  • Information and cultural studies as a crossdisciplinary research field.
  • Central concept and theory formation within information and cultural studies.

 

skills in:

  • Defining and describing selected concepts, traditions or theories within information and cultural studies as an interdisciplinary field of research
  • Assessing selected concepts, traditions or theories and their mutual relations.

 

competences in:

  • Discussing and analysing concepts, traditions and theories in terms of the history and theory of science
  • Analysing and reflecting on the significance and influence of concepts, traditions and theories within information and cultural studies.

 

Academic objectives

The examinee is able to:

Academic objectives, STO 2016

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Academic objectives, STO 2013

http://hum.ku.dk/uddannelser/aktuelle_studieordninger/informationsvidenskab-og-kulturformidling/informationsvidenskab_og_kulturformidling_ka.pdf

Large group and small group discussions, student presentations, student essays, lectures, case studies, and group work.

Examples of literature that will be used in the course:

  • Bruner, J. (1990). Acts of meaning. Harvard University Press, 1990.
  • Cox, A. M. (2012). An exploration of the practice approach and its place in information science. Journal of Information Science, 38 (2), 176-188.
  • Hjørland, Birger (2015). The Phrase “Information Storage and Retrieval” (IS&R): An Historical Note. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(6):1299–1302
  • Ørom, A. (2000). Information science, historical changes and social aspects: A Nordic outlook. Journal of Documentation, Vol.56 (1), pp.12-26.

Are there candidates for 2 teams will teaching on one team be in Danish. All lectures will be held in English

ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 30
This exam form applies to students enrolled at STO 2016
Examination language: English or Danish
The students get 24 hours before the exam handed out one or more questions , which students must prepare to answer in the form of an oral presentation
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
This exam form applies to students enrolled at STO 2013:
Examination language: English or Danish
Extent: 20 standard pages for an individual exam
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 45
  • Exam
  • 36,5
  • Exam Preparation
  • 329,3
  • English
  • 410,8