SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNICATIONS

SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNICATIONS

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Code
66767
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8752 Communication science (L-20) SAVONA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 9007 product and event design (LM-12) SAVONA

6 credits during the 1st year of 9007 product and event design (LM-12) SAVONA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/08
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
SAVONA (Communication science)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course wants to provide to students an introductory analysis of the main aspects of human communication - stressing its social characters - both in its face-to-face dimension and in its technologically mediated forms (mass media).

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Main aim of the course is to provide students with a general introduction to the domain of human communication and of its tools, on behalf of a sociological point of view.

Teaching methods

Normally, the first three weekly hours will be dedicated to a teaching lesson, while the fourth one will be devoted to class discussion.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The analysis of human communication will be developed starting from social obstacles and limitations to communication, and it will then focus on the contemporary phenomena of globalisation and on the dominant role played by television and the internet in post.modern societies. The course will also deal with specific forms of communication, such as scientific communication and the relation between language and power.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Luciano Paccagnella, Sociologia della comunicazione, il Mulino, Bologna. 

  • Luca Guzzetti, La frode scientifica. Normatività e devianza nella scienza, Liguori, Napoli.

  •  Carlo Freccero, Televisione, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino.

  • The student may propose different texts in Italian, English or French.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students may meet the professor at Disfor (room 3A1) in corso Podestà 2, Genoa, on Tuesdays between 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm, till 21 February 2017 and on Mondays between 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm, from 21 February 2017.

Exam Board

LUCA GUZZETTI (President)

GABRIELLA PETTI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Normally, the first three weekly hours will be dedicated to a teaching lesson, while the fourth one will be devoted to class discussion.

LESSONS START

Tuesday 21 February 2017

EXAMS

Exam description

Written exam