spring 2023
MDA-1002 Social Media and Communication - 10 ECTS

Type of course

The course is mandatory for the achievement of BA AAT

Course overlap

If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:

MDA-1012 Digital Media and Communication 10 stp

Course content

An introduction to social media and new technologies, with an emphasis on understanding and using social media and networked user-generated content for different communication purposes.

Objectives of the course


The candidate has: - Basic knowledge of social networking sites’ role and potential in marketing. - Basic knowledge of how social networking sites affect us. Why do we use them? How do we (re)present ourselves? Is privacy possible? How does information spread?


The candidate is able to: - Make use of different channels of media for strategic communication purposes.


The candidate is able to: - Understand and facilitate various media for communication purposes.

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

- Mainly lectures, following a weekly time schedule.

- Individual work, including obligatory assignments.

- Teamwork, including mandatory assignments

All courses will be evaluated in accordance with the quality systems of UiT.

Information to incoming exchange students

This course has academic prerequisites. Please see the «Prerequisite» section for more information


Examination: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
Off campus exam 22.05.2023 09:00 (Hand out)
26.05.2023 14:00 (Hand in)
5 Days A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Oral presentations Approved – not approved
Written assignments Approved – not approved
Different oral, written and practical assignments Approved – not approved
75% attendance is required in order to take the exam Approved – not approved
UiT Exams homepage

More info about the coursework requirements

Oral presentations (OBL1)

Written assignments (OBL2)

Different oral, written and practical assignments (OBL3)

75% attendance is required in order to take the exam (OBL4)

Re-sit examination

Students who do not pass the previous ordinary examination can gain access to a re-sit examination.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Alta |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: MDA-1002
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