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CODE 72980
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-FIL/03
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
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

Through the analysis of different theories and models of communication from Aristotle to the contemporary debate, students develop the moral implications of communication. Ethical and deontological skills applicable to communication in the media, in institutions, in the doctor-patient relationship, in advertising, in cultural mediation, and in business, are also a training objective. Relational and communication skills are developed through group analysis of individual 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.

Tools: PC with Video projector, Internet, 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 ethics in the Infosphere;

3. we will investigate ethical and unethical uses of narration in different areas of communication, through the analysis of textual and / or visual documents, about which a "laboratory" activity may develop.

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)

VALERIA OTTONELLI

ALBERTO GIORDANO (President Substitute)

DANIELE ROLANDO (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Lessons start on Tuesday, September  20, 2022 at noon.

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

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.
The evaluation process 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

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
18/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
01/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
07/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
21/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
19/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

For those who will not be able to attend lessons regularly  supplementary material will be provided for exam preparation.

The complete syllabus will be published on Aulaweb.