Sociology of journalism (m) (2017/2018)

Course code
4S000886
Name of lecturer
Domenico Secondulfo
Coordinator
Domenico Secondulfo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
SPS/07 - GENERAL SOCIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
First half of Semester 1 dal Sep 25, 2017 al Nov 11, 2017.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to make students aware of the fundamental concepts of the sociology of mass communications and the sociological reflection on the main mass-medium. It also examines the more interesting and recent communicative phenomenas. Particularly encouraged will be the ability to think independently, the use of libraries and the autonomy of judgment of the student.
Part of the course is devoted to the use of photography in investigative journalism and sociology.

Syllabus

Course Content: The purpose of the course is to analyze both the main theories of mass communications and the specific problems which are related to them. It also examines the problem of public opinion in sense of its historical development and its modifications. After analysing theoretically issues, it is programmed the participation of some journalists.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Barisone M. Comunicazione e società mulino 1990
Price V. L'opinione pubblica mulino 1990
J. Habermas Storia e critica dell'opinione pubblica laterza 1990

Assessment methods and criteria

written exam
special importance will be given to proper use of the Italian language

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018