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MASS MEDIA SOCIOLOGY AND BRAND LANGUAGES
SOCIOLOGIA DEI MASS MEDIA E LINGUAGGI DEL BRAND

A.Y. Credits
2015/2016 10
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Bernardo Valli

Assigned to the Degree Course

Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

1) Theoretical understanding of the evolution of the media of communication starting from the mass media untill digital media and the age of convergence.

2) Development of theoretical as well as metodological skills in order to analyze media: their contents, languages, as well as professionalities involved.

3) Development of theoretical and pragmatical tools that are usefull in order to understand the evolution of brand with particular reference to brand communication and brand communicative features.

4) Analysis of 'Made in Italy': historical development, and case studies analysis

Program

1) Birth of mass communication.

2) Major theories that have analyzed media in the last Century

3) Theoretical meaning of brand in complex societies

4) Evolution of the concept of 'Made in Italy' with particular reference to its communicative features.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

1) To understand the evoltion of mass media through the acquisition of theoretical and pragmatical competences that allow to better understand the historical and sociological problematics that have characterized the evolution from modern to post-moder until the digital age.

Furthermore students will be able to frame and understand, in its sociological and historical evolution, the meanings of brand and brand communication with particular reference to the 'Made in Italy' phenomen.

1.1 In order to develop these competences students will have to regularly attend classes and take part in class discussions, class presentations as well as excercise classes. Attendance and partecipation is highly required.

2) Students will gain a methodological understanding that will allow them to make sense and consciuously practice the different media of communication as well as the different brands so to be effective and skilled users.

2.1 In order to develop these competences students will have to regularly attend classes and take part in class discussions, class presentations as well as excercise classes. Attendance and partecipation is highly required.

3) Developing a critical knowldge and understanding related to the current transformations related to globalization and to the digital age.

3.1. These capabilities are better developed when students dialectically interact with the teacher.

4) Students will be finally stimulated to develop their communicative skills through specific activities.

4.1 Students communication competences and skills will be stimulated through organized in class activities.

5) Students will be guided to adopt a critical - both complex and pragmatic - point of view over the media and brands.

5.1. This competence will be stimulated thourgh in class discussion together with other fellow students and the teacer.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

There will be various moments of in-depth analysis provided by experts and in class activities. Audiovisual materials are usually projected and commented during classes.


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Lectures. Audiovisual materials, in class activities.

Attendance

In order to be considered full-attending students, students have to be in class to the 75% of the classes.

Study the suggested books

Take part in class discussion and in class activities.

Course books

1. Gorman Lyn, McLean David, Media e società nel mondo contemporaneo, Il Mulino, 2011

2. Guido Crainz, Storia del Miracolo Economico, Donzelli, 2005

3. Mauro Ferraresi, Bello, Buono e ben fatto. Il fattore Made in Italy, Guerini e Associati, 20014

4. Laura Minestroni, Il manuale della marca. Consumatore Cultura Società, Fausto Lupetti Editore, 2010

Assessment

Oral Examination

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Attendance

Study the suggested books

Course books

1. Gorman Lyn, McLean David, Media e società nel mondo contemporaneo, Il Mulino, 2011

2. Guido Crainz, Storia del Miracolo Economico, Donzelli, 2005

3. Mauro Ferraresi, Bello, Buono e ben fatto. Il fattore Made in Italy, Guerini e Associati, 20014

4. Laura Minestroni, Il manuale della marca. Consumatore Cultura Società, Fausto Lupetti Editore, 2010

Assessment

Oral Examination

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

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