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Second Semester 
Teaching style
Prevalentemente a distanza 
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Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[30/35]  COMMUNICATION SCIENCE [35/00 - Ord. 2022]  PERCORSO COMUNE 12 60


learning the fundamental theories of the sociology of communication, mediology, sociology of the imaginary
the student should be able to apply all general knowledge to the analysis of media and communication processes of both past and present mediaspheres.
the student should develop the ability to analyse different communicative contexts, knowing how to interpret messages from the point of view of the sender, the content, the receiver, the medium and the social metaphors they convey.
Once these approaches to the study of communication have been internalised, the student should be able to produce messages himself, knowing how to adapt them to the various communicative contexts typical of today's multimedia society.
The student will develop a methodology of study and analysis that will enable him/her to interpret and study in depth the issues related to the contemporary multimedia sphere that will arise in the course of his/her studies and university/work career in the field of communication and media.
development of the ability to understand and produce texts using all the media present in the current mediasphere


Not requested


The first part of the course will be dedicated to explaining the main theories of communication and media from a sociological point of view, while the second part will deal with the ways in which media influence our representations of the world and contribute to the production of imaginaries and major metaphorical/social constructs.

Teaching Methods

It is an e-learning blended course therefore a part of the educational activities consists of lectures, while the other will be interactive. Teaching is delivered in 20 hours of lectures, which are video recorded and made available to students within 5 working days. In the interactive part of the course that takes place on the online learning platform, will be offered to students tasks, exercises, team works, discussions. These activities will be coordinated by the teacher and the tutor that will provide students with general and individual feedback.
Being a course in e-learning, the concept of attendance does not imply the presence of the student in the classroom, but his participation in all educational activities. The attendance therefore implies a constant interaction with the teacher and tutor, through participation in the discussions, tasks, exercises that they suggest.
If necessary, students can request more tutorials and workshops in the classroom and online.

Verification of learning

- 1 online test on the first text in the syllabus and on the lectures (max. 10 points)
- 1 online test on the second text in the syllabus and on the lectures (max. 10 points)
- 1 paper of approximately 6,000 characters (including spaces) in which the student has to analyse and interpret specific communicative phenomena (max. 10 points)
- Oral interview on the paper (max. 1 point)


1) Paccagnella L., Sociologia della comunicazione nell’era digitale, Bologna, il Mulino, 2020
2) Tarzia F., Mondi minacciati. La letteratura contro gli altri media, Napoli, Liguori, 2009

If requested, foreign students attending the course (e.g., Erasmus students) can be provided alternative references in English. In this case their knowledge will be tested in English.

More Information

In the learning platform Moodle there are several multimedia materials (slides, texts, interviews, simulations) that summarize and deepen all the concepts proposed during the lessons.
Students with special needs may benefit from a Disabled Office ( )
that certifies their difficulties in order to arrange individualized programs and can suggest specific learning methods*.

Questionnaire and social

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