ELE 3778 Political communication - RE-SIT EXAMINATION

ELE 3778 Political communication - RE-SIT EXAMINATION

Course code: 
ELE 3778
Department: 
Communication and Culture
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Tor Bang
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor - Electives
Semester: 
2018 Autumn
Active status: 
Re-sit exam
Resit exam semesters: 
2018 Autumn
Resit exam info

Re-sit examination is offered autumn 2018.

Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

The course is a basic introduction to howthe government communicate with its public, and how the public communicate with political and governmental decision-makers.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

On completing the course, students should be able to understand and explain how the governmental decision system is designed in Norway, how the government communicates with the public, and how the public may communicate with politicans as well as government officials through lobbying.

Learning outcomes - Skills

On completing the course, students should be able to use their knowledge of the governmental and political decision system to analyze and solve governmental communcation problems, and how lobbying is planned and implemented.
 

Learning Outcome - Reflection

On completing the course, students should understand how the different elements in the political and governmental decision system interact in complex ways in political processes.

Course content

Part 1: Election campaign communication

  • The Norwegian party system
  • How politicians communicate with the electorate
  • Political campaign communication

Part 2: The Storting, public administration, government relations and lobbying

  • How public management is organized in Norway
  • Interaction between public administration and the political sector
  • The role of citizens: The right to knowledge
  • Information- and communication strategies for public administration
  • The role of the Storting and how it works
  • The relaytionship between the governmental administration, the Cabinet and the Storting
  • Lobbying
  • Governmental communication policy
Learning process and requirements to students

The course consists of classroom instruction,  discussions and problem solving in groups.

During the semester, there will be two assignments which must be answered in writing, preferably in groups of up to three students.

The two assignments count for 100% of the course grade. Students choose for themself how the two assignments should be considered in the assessment, such as 50/50, 60/40 or until 70/30.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification.

Required prerequisite knowledge

No specific prerequisites is required.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
ELE 37781
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal examiner with external supervisor
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
100No6 Week(s)Group/Individual (1 - 3) The final submission shall consist of two tasks that are given in the course, and counts 100% of the grade. However, students may choose how the two components should be considered in the assessment, such as 50/50, 60/40 or until 70/30.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration:6 Week(s)
Comment: The final submission shall consist of two tasks that are given in the course, and counts 100% of the grade. However, students may choose how the two components should be considered in the assessment, such as 50/50, 60/40 or until 70/30.
Exam code:ELE 37781
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam organisation: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Workload activityDurationType of durationComment student effort
Teaching33Hour(s)Lectures and group presentations
Prepare for teaching48Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments50Hour(s)
Self study69Hour(s)Reading of curriculum literature / preparations for examinations
Expected student effort:
Workload activity:Teaching
Duration:33 Hour(s)
Comment:Lectures and group presentations
Workload activity:Prepare for teaching
Duration:48 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Group work / Assignments
Duration:50 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Self study
Duration:69 Hour(s)
Comment:Reading of curriculum literature / preparations for examinations
Sum workload: 
200

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.

Talis literature

Obligatorisk/Compulsory

Book
Authors/Editors År Tittel Edition Publisher StudentNote
Fimreite, Anne Lise; Grindheim, Jan Erik cop. 2007 Offentlig forvaltning 2. utg Universitetsforl Kapittel 1-7, s. 1-150
Ihlen, Øyvind cop. 2015 Makt, medier og politikk: norsk politisk kommunikasjon Universitetsforl Kapittel 1 og 2. 222 Sider.
Chapter
Authors/Editors År Tittel Journal Edition Publisher StudentNote
Aardal, Bernt; Bergh, Johannes Systemskifte fra rødtgrønt til blåblått Systemskifte fra rødtgrønt til blåblått Kapittel 1, s, 11-33
Skirbekk, Tarjei cop. 2015 Hvordan vinne valg: moderne politisk kommunikasjon Hvordan vinne valg: moderne politisk kommunikasjon Spartacus Kapittel 10 (21 sider).
Kapittel 13 (20 sider).
Angell, Svein Ivar; Byrkjeflot, Haldor; Wæraas, Arild cop. 2011 Substans og framtreden: omdømmehåndtering i offentlig sektor Substans og framtreden: omdømmehåndtering i offentlig sektor Universitetsforl Kapittel 2 - Peggy S. Brønn. Substans og fremtreden. Forståelse av omdømme i offentlig sector.
Bang, Tor; Solvoll, Mona K. Commodifying and politicising insight: A case of mediated debate of revolving doors in Norway Commodifying and politicising insight: A case of mediated debate of revolving doors in Norway s. 199-214
Engen, Bård Ketil Borgerlig offentlighet. En presentasjon av Jürgen Habermas' offentlighetsteori Borgerlig offentlighet. En presentasjon av Jürgen Habermas' offentlighetsteori 24 sider
Karlsen, Rune Bank, bank: Direkte kontakt mellom partier og velgere imellom Bank, bank: Direkte kontakt mellom partier og velgere imellom Kapittel 5, s. 103-118