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CODE 61520
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/11
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The teaching belongs to the characterising formative activities of the course of study ("Historical-social, juridical-economic, political and international relations disciplines") and is held by a university lecturer belonging to the Department of Political and International Sciences. The teaching is based on the scientific-disciplinary sector SPS/11 (Sociology of Political Phenomena).

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is aimed at providing students with: the specific knowledge through which the sociological approach analyses the public opinion as a process of interaction between the civil society and the sphere of strategic decisions as well as the basic knowledge for institutional communication’s analysis; the ability to understand the most relevant contemporary transformations in the reference fields in relation to the ongoing social change; the ability to apply knowledge and understanding skills to other specific contexts or case-studies aimed at critical and autonomous analysis.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the teaching, students will have acquired:

- The specialized sociological knowledge of public opinion as a process of interaction between civil society and the sphere of binding strategic decisions;

- The knowledge and skills for analyzing political and institutional communication;

- The skills to critically analyze the communication dynamics that characterize the digital public sphere, including in relation to phenomena such as the disintermediation of communication, personalization, the entry of post-truth, and conflicts between science and politics;

- The ability to understand the most relevant contemporary transformations in the relevant fields in relation to ongoing social change;

- The ability to apply knowledge and understanding skills to specific contexts or targeted case studies for the purpose of critical and autonomous analysis.

In line with the direction expressed by the University of Genoa, the teaching endorses and promotes the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

PREREQUISITES

The basic knowledge of political sociology is suggested.

For this purpose any edition of a Handbook of Political Sociology may be used. Suggested: M. Rush, Politics and Society. An Introduction to Political Sociology, Routledge.

 

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons will be held in presence.

Frontal lectures, group discussions and individual exercises are planned.

Students are asked to register for the course on Aulaweb, where they will find teaching materials (texts, video lectures and any other materials), reference texts and up-to-date information on the course layout.

 

 

Futher detail are available on Aulaweb: students are asked to register to Aulaweb prior to the begining of the lessons. 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

 

The teaching is structured in 5 Didactic Units (UD): 

UD1 –  Public opinion and public sphere: theoretical models

UD2 – The political-electoral communication

UD3 – The digitalization of public sphere

UD4 – The institutional communication

UD5 - Presentation and discussion of case studies 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

To take the exam, foreign students (Erasmus+ program or other international programs of mobility) are invited to contact the Professorand to register on Aulaweb.

 

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LUCA RAFFINI (President)

ANDREA FABRIZIO PIRNI

MONICA IBBA (Substitute)

CLAUDIO MARCIANO (Substitute)

ANNA REGGIARDO (Substitute)

DOMENICO ANDREA SCHIUMA (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

The coursel begin the 7 October 2024. 

 

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam will be held orally. The Commission is designated by the Department Council and chaired by the course professor.

ERASMUS students can take the exam in English, Spanish or French. The Commission is designated by the Department Council and chaired by the course professor.    

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Oral examination. The evaluation criteria are:  competence and fluency of argumentations, precision of scientific language, link capability between related subject, arguments in support of autonomous reasoning, synthesis capabilities.

To take the exam, foreign students (Erasmus+ program or other international programs of mobility) must contact the Professor at least two months before the exam.

Para tomar el examen, los estudiantes extranjeros (Programa Erasmus+ u otros programas internacionales de movilidad) deben contactar al Profesor como mínimo dos meses antes del examen.

 

Pour passer l'examen, les étudiants étrangers (Programme Erasmus+ ou autres programmes internationaux de mobilité) doivent contacter le professeur au moins deux mois avant l'examen.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Non-attending students are asked to contact the teacher at least three months before the exam session they decide to take the exam.

Students who have previously duly filed a certification of DSA, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact both the contact person Prof. Aristide Canepa (aristide.canepa@unige.it) and the professor at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination modalities that, while respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning patterns and provide suitable compensatory tools.

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Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
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