Course: New Media in Politics

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Course title New Media in Politics
Course code KAP/NMP
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Rosůlek Přemysl, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to the study of new media (definitions, classification, history) 2. World as a global village (Marshall McLuhan) 3. Internet (from ARPA net of Pentagon to Netscape navigator) 4. Web 2.0 (User-generated content - youtube, wikipedia) 5. The world according to Garp 6. Digital media revolution and politics 7. Blog and politics 8. Warfare in the age of digital media 9. New media and terrorism 10. Does the future belong to the so-called new new media (eBay)?

Learning activities and teaching methods
Discussion, Textual studies, Practicum
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Students will be familiar with media environment, especially the connections between politics and new media. They will identify the manners in which these two areas influence each other. They will compare the impact of new media with the impact of press, TV and radio. They will differentiate among the ways through which different actors (governments, political parties, voters, extremists, terrorists etc.) can use new media to attain their own political goals.
teaching methods
Textual studies
assessment methods
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Manovich, Lev. Language of New Media. MIT Press, 2001.
  • McLuhan, H. M. Jak rozumět médiím. Praha: Odeon, 1991.
  • McQuail, Denis. Úvod do teorie masové komunikace. Praha : Portál, 1999. ISBN 80-7178-200-9.
  • Norris, Pippa (ed.). Politics and the Press: The News Media and Their Influences. Lynne Rienner Publisher, 1997.
  • Oxford, Barrie - Huggins, Richard. New Media and Politics. Sage Publications, 2001.
  • Seib, Philips (ed.). Media and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century. Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Trend, David. Cultural Democracy: Politics, Media, New Technology. State University of New York Press, 1997.
  • Vise, David A. Google story. Praha: Pragma, 2007.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts International Relations and East European Studies (11-5) Social sciences 3 Summer