SOCIOLOGY OF PUBLIC OPINION AND INSTITUTIONAL COMMUNICATION

SOCIOLOGY OF PUBLIC OPINION AND INSTITUTIONAL COMMUNICATION

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Code
61520
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8769 News, Media and Publishing (LM-19) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8772 ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES (LM-63) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8772 ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES (LM-63) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/11
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (News, Media and Publishing)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course belongs to the characterizing activities of the MA (“Historical-social, juridical-economic, political and international relations disciplines) and is held by a Professor of the  Department of Political Sciences. The course belongs to the scientific field of Sociology of political phenomena.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is aimed at providing students with: the specific knowledge through which the sociological approach analyses the public opinion as a process of interaction between the civil society and the sphere of strategic decisions as well as the basic knowledge for institutional communication’s analysis; the ability to understand the most relevant contemporary transformations in the reference fields in relation to the ongoing social change; the ability to apply knowledge and understanding skills to other specific contexts or case-studies aimed at critical and autonomous analysis.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, the Student, who has actively attended and participated in the planned exercises, will have acquired:

1) The specific knowledge with which the sociological perspective analyzes public opinion as a process of interaction between civil society and the sphere of binding strategic decisions;

2) The basic knowledge for the analysis of institutional communication;

3) The ability to understand the most relevant contemporary transformations in the areas of reference in relation to ongoing social change;

4) The ability to apply knowledge and understanding to specific contexts or case studies aimed at critical and autonomous analysis.

PREREQUISITES

The basic knowledge of political sociology is suggested.

For this purpose any edition of a Handbook of Political Sociology may be used. Suggested: M. Rush, Politics and Society. An Introduction to Political Sociology, Routledge.

 

Teaching methods

Combination of traditional lectures (approx. 30 hours) and classroom discussion of the project selected by each student (approx. 6 hours).  

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The Course is organized into five Didactic Units (UD):

UD1 – The object of study

UD2 – Patterns of public sphere

UD3 – Political-electoral communication

UD4 – The digitalization of public sphere

UD5 – Institutional communication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation and discussion in the classroom of group papers

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

To take the exam, foreign students (Erasmus+ program or other international programs of mobility) must contact the Professor at least two months before the exam.

 

Para tomar el examen, los estudiantes extranjeros (Programa Erasmus+ u otros programas internacionales de movilidad) deben contactar al Profesor como mínimo dos meses antes del examen.

 

Pour passer l'examen, les étudiants étrangers (Programme Erasmus+ ou autres programmes internationaux de mobilité) doivent contacter le professeur au moins deux mois avant l'examen.

 

Suggested handbooks:

McCombs M. (2013), Setting the Agenda: The Mass Media and Public Opinion, Polity Press, Cambridge

Crespo, I., V. Martínez, A. Mora, C. Moreno y R. Rabadán (2016). Herramientas para la Investigación de la Opinión Pública, Tirant lo Blanch, Valencia

or

Carabante Muntada J.M. (2013), Entre la esfera pública y la política discursiva, Difusión Juridica y Temas Actualidad S.A., Madrid

Daghmi F., Toumi F. et Amsidder A. (2015), Médias et changements. Formes et modalitès de l’agir citoyen, L’Armattan, Paris

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LUCA RAFFINI (President)

ANNA REGGIARDO

ANDREA SCOLARI

ANDREA FABRIZIO PIRNI

PAOLO PARRA SAIANI

ANDREA CATANZARO

AGOSTINO MASSA

STEFANO MONTI BRAGADIN

STEFANO BONABELLO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Combination of traditional lectures (approx. 30 hours) and classroom discussion of the project selected by each student (approx. 6 hours).  

 

LESSONS START

The course will begin on October 28, 2019

ORARI

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SOCIOLOGY OF PUBLIC OPINION AND INSTITUTIONAL COMMUNICATION

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam will be held orally. The exam must be taken in Italian. The Commission is designated by the Department Council and chaired by the course professor.

ERASMUS students can take the exam in English, Spanish or French. The Commission is designated by the Department Council and chaired by the course professor.    

Assessment methods

Oral examination. The evaluation criteria are:  competence and fluency of argumentations, precision of scientific language, link capability between related subject, arguments in support of autonomous reasoning, synthesis capabilities.

To take the exam, foreign students (Erasmus+ program or other international programs of mobility) must contact the Professor at least two months before the exam.

Para tomar el examen, los estudiantes extranjeros (Programa Erasmus+ u otros programas internacionales de movilidad) deben contactar al Profesor como mínimo dos meses antes del examen.

 

Pour passer l'examen, les étudiants étrangers (Programme Erasmus+ ou autres programmes internationaux de mobilité) doivent contacter le professeur au moins deux mois avant l'examen.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/06/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
17/06/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
27/07/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
27/07/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Non-attending students are asked to contact the teacher at least three months before the exam session they decide to take the exam.