SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE E DELLA CULTURA
The laboratory activities are an integral part of the course and support the lectures. They will be based mainly on works in which students will be involved in analysis concerning the world of communication and culture.
– offer students basic knowledge and skills on Sociology of communication and culture, illustrating theoretical approaches, main concepts and relevant topics;
– provide methodological tools to analyze and understand cultural and communication processes;
– provide critical tools to assess the positive and negative aspects of the dissemination and use of analogue and digital media and to analyze the continuous development of the media and culture system;
– provide basic knowledge to express effectively with analogue and digital media.
a) Interpersonal communication: characteristics and forms; oral communication (face-to-face and mediated) and written communication (letters, emails, instant messages, chats, etc.)
b) Cultural communication (artistic and scientific);
c) Mass communication: structure and characteristics of the main means of mass communications; theories and methods of media analysis; the influence and effects of the media; media and power; the public;
d) The digital revolution and media convergence / divergence: The evolutionary phases of the web; computer-mediated communication; social relations and communication processes in social media.
The second part of the program will instead see a direct involvement of the students in some laboratory activities based on the analysis of media forms and languages.
There will also be some seminar lectures on specific topics.
TESTI DI RIFERIMENTO
– Griswold, W. (2004). Cultures and societies in a changing world. Thousand Oaks: Pine Forge Press.