SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE MEDIA

SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE MEDIA

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Code
90661
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8752 Communication science (L-20) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-STO/04
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
SAVONA (Communication science)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide basic foundations of media history from its origins to today. In particular, the role played by the media will be analyzed in the contemporary age, above all in the context of historical caesura (wars, mass emigration). Particular attention will be given to the public use of history through the media of the contemporary world (television and Internet)

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at providing knowledge and interpretative tools on the role played by the mass communication media in the dynamic of social history.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The attendance and active participation in the proposed training activities and the individual study will allow the student to acquire adequate knowledge and an effective ability to understand the main issues of the contemporary age, analyzed through the development of the media. Particular importance will be reserved to the critical analysis of the media in the communication of the past and its exploitation.

 

PREREQUISITES

Basics of contemporary history

 

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of lectures for a total of 36 hours. The use of multimedia supports is foreseen. Specific lessons with laboratory cutting will be dedicated to social media action

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The teaching program includes an in-depth study of the issues related to the development and use of communication tools, especially during some key events of the twentieth century such as wars and migrations. Attention will also be reserved to the use of media as propaganda tools, in particular in the context of totalitarianism.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The slides used during the lessons and other teaching materials will be available on aul@web. The notes taken during the lessons and the material on aul@web are essential for the preparation of the attendance exam (those who have attended at least 75% of the lessons). The books listed below are suggested as supporting texts, but students can agree with the teacher alternative bibliography related to the topics dealt with in the field of teaching:

A. Briggs, P. Burke, Storia sociale dei media. Da Gutemberg a Internet, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007

D. Garofalo, Storia sociale della televisione in Italia 1954-1969, Marsilio, Venezia, 2018

A. Gibelli, 26 gennaio 1994, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2018

Non-attending students are also required to study one of the following books:

V. Meloni, La guerra delle parole. Il grande viaggio della comunicazione, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2018

P. Cavallo, La storia attraverso i media. Immagini, propaganda e cultura in Italia dal Fascismo alla Repubblica, Liguori, Napoli, 2002

E. De Angelis, Guerra e mass media, Carocci, Roma, 2007

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: On appointment fabio.caffarena@unige.it

Exam Board

FABIO CAFFARENA (President)

AUGUSTA MOLINARI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of lectures for a total of 36 hours. The use of multimedia supports is foreseen. Specific lessons with laboratory cutting will be dedicated to social media action

 

LESSONS START

18 February 2019

 

EXAMS

Exam description

For attending students the exam consists in the realization and in the exposition in class of a multimedia group report on the course topics (Power Point, audiovisuals or other software). The exam is exclusively oral for non-attending students (ie for those who have not attended at least 75% of the lessons).

The following calls are planned:

 

Three calls from January 2019 to February 2019

Four calls from May 2019 to July 2019

Two calls in September 2019

 

 
 

Assessment methods

Further details and clarifications on how to prepare for the exam will be provided during the lessons. The multimedia report (for attending students) and the oral interview (for those not attending) have the task of verifying that the student has understood the development of the media throughout history and how this development has had significant social repercussions, for example in the context of the transmission and narration of events

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students are invited to consult the teaching page (http://www.aulaweb.unige.it/) where all the information and teaching materials will be published