cod. 1004028

Academic year 2016/17
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Sociologia generale (SPS/07)
Discipline storico-sociali, giuridico-economiche, politologiche e delle relazioni internazionali
Type of training activity
36 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding: is encouraged and required capacity for analytical understanding of the texts according to criteria of logical rigor and philological. It also requires capacity for synthesis. Overall, knowledge of the topics covered will not be reduced to their repetition, but attitudes highlight the reinterpretation staff realized with appropriate language discipline.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: the knowledge required is not a merely descriptive. The student will demonstrate personal attitudes in the solution of the questions raised. She will develop a critical original locations within the agenda.
Making judgments: Requires independent judgment on the matters proposed and ability to use on their own methods of sociological research proposals. The course calls for students to develop individual judgments and in small groups.
Communication skills: will be carried out during the course and required in the exam. The study narrative interview as a technique for qualitative research and simulations to be carried out during lessons in order to learn the use intended to exercise the student's communication skills.
Learning skills: the study of the city as a communication system has the secondary purpose of expanding the concept of mass media and enrich the learning ability of the company to future demands of professional journalism and publishing.


Requires knowledge of sociology, history and philosophy.

Course unit content

Title: Filò , talk shows and social networks : models of communication and social change.
The course relies on the collaboration of Dr. Fausto Pagnotta

The course analyzes and compares three models of social communication which have emerged in three distinct eras : the culture of the land , energy and digital.

Full programme

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Fausto Pagnotta, Language Network . Know, understand , communicate in the Web society , Le Monnier, Florence, 2015 .

Elena Valentini, From newspapers to the iPad. Journalism at the time of the tablet, Mondadori, Milan, 2012.

It will also be available on the website of the Department, the pantry Altrimedia, of Alessandro Bosi.

Teaching methods

The course includes: front lessons, discussions on the topics covered in the lectures, focus group on detailed arguments; moments with laboratory simulations and case studies.
The examination includes discussion of a written essay and an oral examination on the texts indicated during the course and on the topics covered.
Assessment methods: During the course, the interview and testing laboratory. At the exam, the written and the oral.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral test

Other information

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