BIOETHICS OF COMMUNICATION

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Code
61081
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8752 Communication science (L-20) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/03
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
SAVONA (Communication science)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims: to provide knowledge for analyze the fundamental issues, theoretical and applied, related to the communication ethics in general and the professional ethics; to develop ethics as a core competence. To this end, the theoretical study will be supported by case studies oriented at the acquisition of consulting methodologies that allow us to propose solutions and to give reasons for the choices in the presence of moral dilemmas  

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at providing a basic knowledge of the main issues related to the ethics of communication and professional ethics, in order to foster students consciousness. The theoretical approach will be integrated by a case-studies analysis and the acquisition of methodologies allowing the students to find out practical solutions in presence of moral dilemmas or conflicts .

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge: the relationship between ethics and applied ethics; the specificity of communication ethics ; the forms of communication ethics; the main models of communication ethics; ethical relationship in communication professions

Skills: decoding and critical analysis of philosophical texts dedicated to communications ethics; ability to analyze cases study and identifying possible solutions

Competences: development of ethical competence as construction of moral judgment; use of conceptual "instruments" aimed at solving moral dilemmas; identification of interdisciplinary links

TEACHING METHODS

1. Lectures, at the beginning of the course, aimed at providing the concenttuali tools, key words and expressions  

2. Interactive lessons based on students' questions and request. it is, also, provided lessons peer to peer

The lectures will be supported with the use of slides, films, testimonies that will be published in aulaweb

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The program is divided into three parts:

1. Introduction to ethics and the relationship between ethics and  communication ethics                                                         Definition of ethics; the ethical questions; the action; ethics and applied ethics; the specificity of communication ethics; communication ethics  and ethics of responsibility in the age of technology

2. Forms and ethical models of communication                                                                                                                        The meanings of communicating; the standard communication model; communication as a creation of a common space; forms of communication (deontological approach; the ethics of communication; ethics in communication);  communication ethics models: the  human nature based model, the dialogical model,  the audience model, the utilitarian model; the communication community model


3. Professional ethics                                                                                                                                                               Ethics codes; case studies

It provides an integrative course dedicated to Ethics of Social Communication

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 A.FABRIS, Etica della comunicazione, Carocci, Roma 2014
 A. FABRIS (a cura di), Guida alle etiche della comunicazione, Edizioni ETS, Pisa 2014, Nuova edizione

The students not attending the lessons, must integrate the program with a book chosen from the following:                                         A. FABRIS, Etica delle nuove tecnologie, La Scuola, Brescia 2012                                                                                                     F. R. PUGGELLI, R. SOBRERO, La comunicazione sociale, Carocci, Roma, 2014

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Genoa                                                                                                                                                                                               Thursday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm                                                                                                                                                   D.A.FI.ST, v. Balbi, 2 - 3rd floor                                                                                                                                            Tel .: 010 209 5859; 010 209 51463 Savona                                                                                                                                                        Friday from 1 pm to 2 pm                                                                                                                                                                  Professors Room                                                                                                                                                                        Palazzina Lagorio                                                                                                                                                                             University Campus, 2 v. Magliotto

Exam Board

FRANCO MANTI (President)

NATASHA COLA

GABRIELE REALE

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

1. Lectures, at the beginning of the course, aimed at providing the concenttuali tools, key words and expressions  

2. Interactive lessons based on students' questions and request. it is, also, provided lessons peer to peer

The lectures will be supported with the use of slides, films, testimonies that will be published in aulaweb

LESSONS START

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9 am

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral

Examination intends to verify knowledge, skills and competences acquired by students

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam is divided into two phases:

1. Test on the handbook Etica della comunicazione                                                                                                                        2.Test on Guida alle etiche della comunicazione or on arguments concerning the Integrative Course; test on the additional book for not attending students

Inside of both phases is provide for discussion of ethically significant  case studies
The students must obtain a score of at least 18/30 in each of the two phases

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
12/01/2018 14:00 SAVONA Orale
26/01/2018 14:00 SAVONA Orale
16/02/2018 14:00 SAVONA Orale
28/05/2018 14:00 SAVONA Orale
11/06/2018 14:00 SAVONA Orale
13/07/2018 14:00 SAVONA Orale
27/07/2018 09:00 SAVONA Orale
07/09/2018 14:00 SAVONA Orale
21/09/2018 14:00 SAVONA Orale