BIOETHICS OF COMMUNICATION

BIOETHICS OF COMMUNICATION

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Code
61081
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
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

The course aims to provide a general understanding of the main ethical models of communication ethics and of the ethical questions connected with the professions of communication

At the end of the course, the student will be able to: 1. Identify and describe the main theoretical models related to communication ethics; 2. Understand the fundamental problems posed by the different ethical approaches in order to orientate themselves between the different theories; 3. Apply the theories to the study of ethically relevant cases in the professions of communication, to develop ethical competence; 4. To analyze moral questions concerning the ethics of communication in order to acquire the lexicon and the argumentative modes typical of the various theories; 5. Critically evaluate the implications, in terms of policy, of the different models of communication ethics, to identify the possibilities of application to social contexts in the perspective of a "professionalization" of teaching.

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

3. Group work

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. The first, introductory to the discipline, concerns the definition of ethics; the ethics – applied ethics relationship, with particular reference to communication ethics; the definition of the proper domain of communication ethics. The second part, focuses on the meanings of communication and their ethical implications; on the forms and models of communication ethics. The third part, is devoted to the study of ethics and ethics of the professions of communication and to the study of ethically significant and problematic cases.      

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

Ricevimento: 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)

BEBA MOLINARI

NATASHA COLA

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

3. Group work

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

LESSONS START

End of September 2018

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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BIOETHICS OF COMMUNICATION

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral

Examination intends to verify  the knowledge, skills and competences acquired by the students in relation to the aims and the correlative learning outcomes

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

FURTHER INFORMATION