level of course unit
Learning outcomes of course unit
The students know and discuss the current questions of media ethics. They critically reflect on their use of media, question structures and develop possible solutions.
prerequisites and co-requisites
Modul KMG, Modul ANK
The course Media Literacy is the basis for students to critically examine topics that play a role in current public discourse. The aim is to create a critical autonomy in the field of media use. The students deal both with the question of the orientation of correct action and with its analysis.
The interdependencies between journalism, marketing, media and society are examined in detail.
recommended or required reading
•Dakers, D. (2018). Information Literacy and Fake News (Why Does Media Literacy Matter?), New York: Crabtree Pub.
•Chomsky, N. (2002). Media Control, New York: Seven Stories Press.
•Ess, C. (2014). Digital Media Ethics. 2nd edition, Cambridge: Polity Press.
assessment methods and criteria
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
eLearning quota in percent
planned learning activities and teaching methods
Integrated course, group work, case studies, discussions, e-learning
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Schneckenleitner
course unit code
type of course unit