cod. 04491

Academic year 2014/15
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Sociologia dei processi culturali e comunicativi (SPS/08)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
42 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit
in - - -

Learning objectives

Promote the capacity for analysis of communication processes on an interpersonal level and the interaction between micro-and macro-social cpmmunication dynamics.


Graduated high school.

Course unit content

The forms of knowledge and communication in contemporary society.

Full programme

The course is divided into two parts. The first part will discuss the epistemological basis of the notions of knowledge and social relations, with particular reference to '"ecology of mind" by G. Bateson. The second part will discuss the four forms of human communication throughout history, from primitive society to modern society, from the perspective of the theory called "Coordinated Management of Meanings": monocultural, ethnocentric, modernist, cosmopolitan.


For attending and not attending:
1. S. Manghi, La conoscenza ecologica, Raffaello Cortina, Milano, 2004.
2. B. Pearce, Comunicazione e condizione umana, Angeli, Milano, 1993.

Teaching methods

Lectures and interactive tutorials.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test, oral optional. The written test consists of 4 open-ended questions to be answered in 45 minutes. Oral: permitted to those who have achieved a minimum score of 24/30 in the written test, after about a week (the date will be announced on the day of the written test). The addition of praise to score 30/30 requires in any case the oral exame.

Other information

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