Course 7.5 credits • COSM35

East and Southeast Asia has the largest Internet population in the world in absolute numbers. It is also at the forefront of digital developments in many fields, including entertainment, e-commerce, and artificial intelligence and big data. The region encompasses a diverse digital landscape that reflects divergent histories, cultures, and socioeconomic and political realities. In this course we study how individuals, civil society organization, and political leaders and organizations make use of different platforms such as social media. We also explore threats to privacy and issues of surveillance.

Teaching – autumn semester of 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our courses and programmes. Teaching and assessment during the first half of the autumn semester 2021 will be conducted both online and on campus. From 1 November more elements will be conducted on campus – the current schedule is available on course websites and/or in Canvas.

Study period: autumn semester 2021
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2021-11-01 – 2021-11-30
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-19601
Eligibility: A degree of Bachelor in social sciences or humanities. English 6/English course B.

Information on included parts

  1. Individual seminar assignment , 2.5 credits
  2. Individual Take-Home Exam , 5 credits
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