Learning objectives

At the end of the second-cycle degree course, graduates will have explored, through the theoretical study and socio-historical analysis of the media (in particular through subjects such as Sociology of Political Communication, History of Political Doctrines, European Political Doctrines, Sociology, Social Criticism and Public Opinion) the panorama of communication processes, from the interpersonal to the social, political and environmental level, and will have attained the ability to communicate clearly and write concisely on the main issues of modern and contemporary society, through the analysis of the thought of the main authors who have contributed to shaping ancient, modern and contemporary Western social and political thought. They will also have gained a broader and more complex view of today's world through anthropological, philosophical, geopolitical and environmental course units. They will know how to design texts, including multimedia and hypertextual texts, in relation to a critical knowledge of the specificity of the target audience; they will also have acquired skills for the design and realisation of products for specialised and periodical information, both traditional and innovative (in particular through course units such as Journalism on the Net and New Media, Languages of Journalism, Television and New Media and Web Communication and Data Journalism, International Journalism and Elements of Technical English).
This knowledge will be acquired and supported by means of targeted teaching interventions: lectures, seminars, traineeships at radio and television studios and newspapers, by attending multimedia workshops, by the simulated production of television formats and by the production of online and printed newspapers, and will be verified by means of oral examinations accompanied by independent writing assignments of various kinds (non-fiction, advertising, editorial, historical-political, environmental, etc.)