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240515 SE The Power of Images: From Information to Manipulation and Propaganda (P4) (2020W)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 30 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The mentioned (presence lecture) appointments are held at the same time as home-office based zoom meetings.

Tuesday 06.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 13.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 20.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 27.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 03.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 10.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 17.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 24.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 01.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 15.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 12.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 19.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 26.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is carried out by means of "distance learning" within the scope of zoom meetings on the specified dates.
The power of the images is clear to everyone, but their targeted use to manipulate the viewer requires a complex approach to the subject matter, in which social, political, and cultural aspects meet with image-analytical and image-interpreting aspects. In the course, the basics of image design are analyzed against the background of their manipulative potential, and aspects of ethnohistorical image research are outlined and illustrated with examples. In doing so, technical change is also taken into account, which in today's digital age raises the question of the authenticity and truth content of images.

Assessment and permitted materials

1.) Regular participation in the zoom meetings and active collaboration through questions/answers.
2.) Short presentation of an assigned partial aspect in the zoom meeting, which must be collected and explained in self-research.
3.) Writing a 10-15 page seminar paper on the respective topic.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

1.) Regular participation in the zoom meetings.
2.) Evaluation of the cooperation;
3.) Evaluation of the short presentation
4.) Evaluation of the seminar paper.
The seminar paper must 1) contain a significant part of the content discussed in the course and 2) use and have access to the literature listed in the course. Further criteria which are included in the evaluation are 3) the ability to reflect complex relationships in one's own words and to be able to grasp and present the core statements, and 4) the ability to develop a logical line of argumentation which enables the reader to understand the train of thought and to draw conclusions.

Examination topics

Will be specified, discussed and if necessary distributed in the seminar.

Reading list

Information on scientific literature in the narrower sense and further literature recommendations are given in the course.

Association in the course directory

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