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PHILOSOPHY OF INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

CODE 86930
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8465 METODOLOGIE FILOSOFICHE (LM-78) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8465 METODOLOGIE FILOSOFICHE (LM-78) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-FIL/01
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course is mainly designed for students following the Master's Degree in Philosophical Methods and it is aimed at in-depth study of the questions of multiculturalism and intercultural communication. The course will introduce the major theoretical questions related to this debate and highlight the inevitable links with other human sciences.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Approaching – through the analysis of historical texts and contemporary documents – major topics of the contemporary international debate such as multiculturalism, cultural identity and otherness, and the possibility for people and groups belonging to different cultures to live together. Students will focus on the "multicultural mind" model and on the concept of communication (both in its basic features and in its intercultural aspects).

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course the student should be able: to master the terminology of the subject; to treat and discuss its distinctive issues at an advanced level; to assimilate the fundamental concepts and arguments used in the presented texts in a critical and personal form.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures will be held in presence, if possible. But students will have the oppurtunity to attend online lectures too. 

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The aim of the course is to propose the analysis of "classical" problems such as the definition of identity and the development of intersubjectivity starting from  both a personal and socio-cultural perspective, in order to underline finally the strong conceptual relevance of the ideas of recognition, sympathy, dialogue, universalism, pluralism, East/West, violence, hospitality, and translation. Particular attention will be devoted to the phenomenological-hermeneutical paradigm as model of intercultural communication. Some of the major topics of the contemporary intercultural debate will be analyzed more in detail, to allow students to relate themselves critically to the current paradigms of communication and cohabitation (or not) between cultures and specifically to identify their more or less hidden theoretical-philosophical assumptions.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    The reading list for this course is available on the Italian version of the web page.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    EDOARDO SIMONOTTI (President)

    FRANCESCO CAMERA

    ELISABETTA COLAGROSSI (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Sept. 30, 2021

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam consists of an oral interview.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The expected learning outcomes will be assessed according to the following criteria: the acquisition of the specific terminology of the subject; the understanding and presentation of the fundamental concepts and arguments used in the texts indicated in the programme and commented in the lectures; the active participation in the class discussions.

    Pre-registration is required.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    14/12/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    24/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    09/02/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    12/05/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    08/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    21/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    07/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    15/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Attendance is recommended.