The relational and power relationship between mediator

The thesis’ focus and content: The thesis will be about a real and current intercultural issue in «multicultural Norway». The student chooses a specific topic, which must be approved by the subject teacher. See separate submission folder in Canvas. The assignment should address something that is often represented in a stereotypical, “Norwegian” way, is misunderstood or handled in a distorted and unfavorable way. Your task is then to convey insight on the topic in a way that the represented person recognizes himself in and that can open up for / challenge to nuance and reassessment of the case. The thesis may be questioning and critical of the topic being conveyed, but it should seek to create and maintain a constructive communication climate. The thesis is an exercise in applying professional matters with the aim of achieving good and constructive intercultural understanding and communication. The data collection of the thesis must be based on research of documentary sources combined with observation and conversation / interview in the field. The data collection must be original and linked specifically to this topic (ie not on material taken from memory, from previous fieldwork or similar). Academic matters: The media product must focus on conveying the topic to an imaginary, representative recipient in an understandable way. Professional concepts should not be used in the communication itself, but they should of course form the basis for how it is constructed / built up. Here are relevant professional semiotic matters to take into account in the structure of the media product:
-How is the “triangle model” used as a basis: what is the relational and power relationship between mediator / sender, addressee / recipient and the person / person represented? -How is symmetrical differentiation expressed? -How is the communication structured in relation to objectification? and subjectivation? -Which key symbols carry the communication? Explain why these are used with regard to metaphorization, connotations, etc.? What semiotic resources are used, and why? What does the intertextual presentation convey? The academic matter should be implied in the media product, but should be explained in the reflection note. More about that below.

Mid-term seminar: There will be an arranged and compulsory mid-term seminar where each student will present their preliminary dissemination project and receive comments from fellow students and subject teachers. More information on how to do this is provided in Canvas. It is possible to apply for an alternative way of presenting a project if special reasons (eg study stays abroad) make it impossible to attend the seminar. The student must also give an oral account of how the media product is professionally structured in accordance with for this. to the guide mentioned above. Fellow students who have been asked to comment also use this guide. Reflection note: In this note (approx. 1000 words), students must explain how the thesis is structured as and communication project on the basis of relevant academic criteria in this course with a view to on promoting intercultural understanding. Use the guide mentioned above. In addition, account for positive and possibly negative experiences that have been made in the preparation of the assignment, both in the field and in the production phase. Say something about the learning outcome you have had in the work with this assignment. Submission: The communication assignment and the reflection note are delivered together and anonymously with the candidate number in Inspera. The study administration informs how.

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