ELE 3778 Political communication
The course is a basic introduction to how the government communicate with its public, and how the public communicate with political and governmental decision-makers.
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 politicians as well as government officials through lobbying.
On completing the course, students should be able to use their knowledge of the governmental and political decision system to analyze and solve governmental communication problems, and how lobbying is planned and implemented.
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.
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
- Governmental communication policy
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 themselves how the two assignments should be considered in the assessment, such as 50/50, 60/40 or until 70/30.
Higher Education Entrance Qualification
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be deviations in teaching and learning activities as well as exams, compared with what is described in this course description.
Information about what is taught on campus and other digital forms will be presented with the lecture plan before the start of the course each semester.
No specific prerequisites is required.
|Exam category||Weight||Invigilation||Duration||Grouping||Comment exam|
Form of assessment:
Internal examiner with external supervisor
Examination when next scheduled course
|100||No||6 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.|
|Form of assessment:||Written submission|
|Grouping (size):||Group/Individual (1-3)|
|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|
|Resit:||Examination when next scheduled course|
Prepare for teaching
Group work / Assignments
Student's own work with learning resources
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.