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THEORIES OF COMMUNICATION

CODE 72702
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8769 INFORMAZIONE ED EDITORIA (LM-19) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8467 STORIA DELL'ARTE E VALORIZZAZ. PATRIMONIO ARTISTICO(LM-89) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-FIL/05
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Communication is an Iceberg. The hidden part is a mystery. Yet it is fundamental for our ability to interat. How can we get to understand and manage  it? 

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    With the help of video in Aulaweb the course will help students to master implicit aspects of communication (in everyday discourse, in politics and advertisement). Students will study some of the main principles and theories of communication in philosophy of language and pragmatics (including Austin, Grice, Stalnaker) , with applications and class work on periodicals and videos.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The aim is to let students to become aware of the mutiple and hidden mechanisms that let unexpressed meanings and ideas pass through any communication.

    Learn how to recognise fake news as fake an develop the ability to avoid to be convinced by misleading communication

    PREREQUISITES

    There is no particular presequisite, although some basic linguistics and logic might help.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures wil be interactive: part of the lesso will be a presentation of some ideas and exaples on which the class will be requested to judge.

    Questions are not only welcome, but requested. Students should bring the results of their knoweldge and information to help the class to improve in understanding different kinds of implicit knowledge.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    FIrst part: (Frege, Russell, Stalnaker)

    sharing a common ground: presuppositions, stereotypes, common knowledge

    Second part (Grice)

    individuating the implicit: conventional and conversational implicatures; application to political communication and danger of social networks

    Third part (Austin)

    speech acts: lying and misleading. 

    Fourth part (Metaphor and other stuff)

    Theories of metaphor; 

    A part on fallacies and their application will be treated, depending on the reaction of the students, either at the beginning of at the end of the lessons.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Filippo Domaneschi, Manuale di Pragmatica 

    OR other texts if required for English speakers

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    CARLO PENCO (President)

    VALERIA OTTONELLI

    FILIPPO DOMANESCHI (Substitute)

    MARCELLO FRIXIONE (Substitute)

    ANTONIO NEGRO (Substitute)

    MASSIMILIANO VIGNOLO (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

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    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam will be basically a viva voce exam at the end of the course. But there may be an intermediate written examination (oprtional) and at least a short paper  (mandatory)

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The evaluation of the optional written examination may help to present less material at the viva voce examination - that might be bevoted more to the discussion of the mandatory paper.

    Part of the assessment will be given also by the capacity to interact in the classroom. Possibily also presentations by the students will be taken into account. 

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    12/12/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale l'esame si farà all'indirizzo TEAMS - l'inizio dell'esame sarà spostato verso le 11 del mattino causa spostamento del docente in altra sede wyfhnyx Per i "guest" si può usare l'indirizzo TEAMS lungo: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3afaca67e3b59f46e29e4fe1aeabc107e…
    20/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale l'esame si farà all'indirizzo TEAMS - l'inizio dell'esame sarà spostato verso le 11 del mattino causa spostamento del docente in altra sede wyfhnyx Per i "guest" si può usare l'indirizzo TEAMS lungo: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3afaca67e3b59f46e29e4fe1aeabc107e…
    10/02/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale l'esame si farà all'indirizzo TEAMS - l'inizio dell'esame sarà spostato verso le 11 del mattino causa spostamento del docente in altra sede wyfhnyx Per i "guest" si può usare l'indirizzo TEAMS lungo: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3afaca67e3b59f46e29e4fe1aeabc107e…
    22/05/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale l'esame si farà all'indirizzo TEAMS - l'inizio dell'esame sarà spostato verso le 11 del mattino causa spostamento del docente in altra sede wyfhnyx Per i "guest" si può usare l'indirizzo TEAMS lungo: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3afaca67e3b59f46e29e4fe1aeabc107e…
    12/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale l'esame si farà all'indirizzo TEAMS - l'inizio dell'esame sarà spostato verso le 11 del mattino causa spostamento del docente in altra sede wyfhnyx Per i "guest" si può usare l'indirizzo TEAMS lungo: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3afaca67e3b59f46e29e4fe1aeabc107e…
    03/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale l'esame si farà all'indirizzo TEAMS - l'inizio dell'esame sarà spostato verso le 11 del mattino causa spostamento del docente in altra sede wyfhnyx Per i "guest" si può usare l'indirizzo TEAMS lungo: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3afaca67e3b59f46e29e4fe1aeabc107e…
    04/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale l'esame si farà all'indirizzo TEAMS - l'inizio dell'esame sarà spostato verso le 11 del mattino causa spostamento del docente in altra sede wyfhnyx Per i "guest" si può usare l'indirizzo TEAMS lungo: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3afaca67e3b59f46e29e4fe1aeabc107e…

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    For further informatio you may write me (penco@unige.it) or check on Aulaweb