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ETHICS OF COMMUNICATION

CODE 72980
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019
CREDITS 9 credits during the 1st year of 8769 News, Media and Publishing (LM-19) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA

9 credits during the 1st year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA

9 credits during the 2nd year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-FIL/03
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (News, Media and Publishing)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Communication and Media Ethics deals with the moral issues concerning communication both from a theoretical and an applicative point of view. Through the critical reading of classical texts and the analysis of particular issues and / or cases, it aims to develop specific ethical skills.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at clarifying the moral implications of communication, through the analysis of various theories and models of communication from Aristotle to the contemporary debate. In the application field, students study the problems and the rules of communication in the media, in the institutions, in the medical relationship, in advertising, in cultural mediation, in the company, in working groups, through the analysis of deontological codes, protocols, lines -guides and special case-studies.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

1. Knowledge: the relationship between ethics and communication ethics; the main models of communication ethics; ethics and professional deontology.

2. Capabilities: ability to analyze significant cases from an ethical point of view and to find solutions to ethical dilemmas in the communication.

3. Skills: in the laboratory activity: organizing a group work; design of a ppt presentation; advertising a workshop.

PREREQUISITES

Know the development of the mass media.
Have attention to the problems of information and communication.
Take an interest in ethical and deontological issues.

TEACHING METHODS

In the first part of the course the professor will give theoretical lectures.

The second part will have a seminar organization.

Some dilemmatic issues of communication ethics will be proposed and analyzed in a laboratory form. Group workshops will be organized on individual cases of applied ethics.

For the students who will participate in the workshops, also through AulaWeb, it will be possible to replace part of the oral exam with the discussion of a paper or a presentation, whose title is to be agreed with the teacher.

Students are invited to register in Aulaweb: Communication ethics.

Seminar works and distance support activities, for students who can not regularly attend classes, are organized in Aulaweb.

Tools: PC with Video projector, Internet, DVD, AulaWeb.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course is focused on "identity and communication".

The syllabus is divided into three phases in which
1. we will present the theories and models of communication and communication ethics;
2. we will discuss the construction of the rhetoric of personal and collective identity, physical and virtual.
3. we will investigate how the "identity" and the  we / they  dichotomy are used in different contexts (journalism and photojournalism, public communication, social communication, advertising, fiction and web).

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The reading list for this course, together with the lecturer's suggestions and instructions are available on the Italian version of the web page.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MIRELLA PASINI (President)

ALBERTO GIORDANO

VALERIA OTTONELLI

DANIELE ROLANDO

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

In the first part of the course the professor will give theoretical lectures.

The second part will have a seminar organization.

Some dilemmatic issues of communication ethics will be proposed and analyzed in a laboratory form. Group workshops will be organized on individual cases of applied ethics.

For the students who will participate in the workshops, also through AulaWeb, it will be possible to replace part of the oral exam with the discussion of a paper or a presentation, whose title is to be agreed with the teacher.

Students are invited to register in Aulaweb: Communication ethics.

Seminar works and distance support activities, for students who can not regularly attend classes, are organized in Aulaweb.

Tools: PC with Video projector, Internet, DVD, AulaWeb.

LESSONS START

Lessons start on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at noon.

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Students assessment includes the evaluation of the active participation in the lessons, the evaluation of participation in the laboratories and the report and / or ppt in the workshop.
All students are required to produce a written report on one of the essays collected in The Handbook of Communication Ethics, Routledge, NY 2011 before the oral examination. The Evaluation ends with the oral exam.

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

1. Acquired knowledge is ascertained through the written report and in the oral exam.

2. The competences, also expressive and linguistic, will be verified in the report and in the oral discussion.

3. Skills will be verified in the presentation and in the workshop (as a midterm test).

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
16/01/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/02/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale
12/06/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale
26/06/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale
17/07/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale