PHILOSOPHY OF INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

PHILOSOPHY OF INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

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Code
86930
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophical Methods)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course is mainly designed for students following the Master's Degree in Philosophical Methods and it is aimed at in-depth study of the questions of multiculturalism and intercultural communication. The course will introduce the major theoretical questions related to this debate and highlight the inevitable links with other human sciences.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Approaching – through the analysis of historical texts and contemporary documents – major topics of the contemporary international debate such as multiculturalism, cultural identity and otherness, and the possibility for people and groups belonging to different cultures to live together. Students will focus on the "multicultural mind" model and on the concept of communication (both in its basic features and in its intercultural aspects).

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the student should be able: to master the terminology of the subject; to treat and discuss its distinctive issues at an advanced level; to assimilate the fundamental concepts and arguments used in the presented texts in a critical and personal form.

Teaching methods

Lectures; class discussion.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The aim of the course is to propose the analysis of "classical" problems such as the definition of identity and the development of intersubjectivity starting from  both a personal and socio-cultural perspective, in order to underline finally the strong conceptual relevance of the ideas of "sympathy", recognition and translation (as models of intercultural communication). Particular attention will be devoted to the phenomenological-hermeneutical paradigm, especially to the proposal by Max Scheler and Paul Ricoeur. Some of the major topics of the contemporary intercultural debate will be analyzed more in detail, to allow students to relate themselves critically to the current paradigms of communication and cohabitation (or not) between cultures and specifically to identify their more or less hidden theoretical-philosophical assumptions.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The reading list for this course, together with the lecturer's suggestions and instructions are available on the Italian version of the web page.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By e-mail appointment.

Exam Board

EDOARDO SIMONOTTI (President)

GERARDO CUNICO (President)

FRANCESCO CAMERA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures; class discussion.

LESSONS START

February 20, 2019.

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists of an oral interview.

Assessment methods

The expected learning outcomes will be assessed according to the following criteria: the acquisition of the specific terminology of the subject; the understanding and presentation of the fundamental concepts and arguments used in the texts indicated in the programme and commented in the lectures; the active participation in the class discussions.

Pre-registration is required.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
12/09/2019 15:00 GENOVA Orale Gli esami si svolgeranno presso lo studio del Prof. Simonotti

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance is recommended.