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SOCIOLOGY OF DIGITAL MEDIA AND INTERNET STUDIES mutuato
SOCIOLOGIA DEI MEDIA DIGITALI E INTERNET STUDIES

Social Network Society
Social Network Society

A.Y. Credits
2015/2016 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Giovanni Boccia Artieri

Assigned to the Degree Course

Applied Informatics (L-31)
Curriculum: Curriculum per i nuovi media
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

1. Providing a theorical background in order to define and understand the emergent media landscape, which is  characterized by the convergence culture and by the impact of the connective techonlogies on the transformation of cultural industry and on the relational and identity practices;
2. Providing a theorical background and a methodology in order to analyze relational and expressive ways connected to new media languages focusing on the Social Networking Sites;
3. Providing a methodology in order to analyze interpretations of digital media and of partecipatory cultures in the digital age.

Program

1. Methodology and digital media
2. Theoretical and empirical tools for the interpretation of the digital media inbetween culture, technologies and institutions
3. Production/consumption in the digital media: the emergence of convergence culture
4. Networked publics: invisible audiences, public/private boundaries, contextes collapse
5. Partecipatory cultures and new media: between information and entertainment 

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Students have to reach these goals:
1. Knowledge and understanding of: languages of the new media through a theoratical background, in particulary focusing on dynamics and transformations of the cultural industry, community and identitary dynamics.
1.1. Students reach these basic knowledge attending lessons and studying mentioned textbooks.
2. Use of knowledge and understanding skills: analyzing new media products by given methodology.
2.1. Students reach these skills by tests and laboratory activities during class hours.
3. Judging skills: critical approach on the evolving dynamics of the relation between new media technologies and society, and on present transformations in mediated public interpersonal communication.
3.1. Students reach and demonstrate these skills during debates with the Professor and with the class, during tests and during the preparation of the final exam.
4. Communication ability: students have to interact during the lesson asking questions, exchanging ideas with the collegues and organizing keynotes while tested.
4.1. Students reach these skills organizing discussions and excercises.
5. Learning skills: students have to adopt a critical approach while studying in order to connect theoretical knowledge with empirical analysis, obtaining a personal point of view on the subject.
5.1. Students strengthen these skills debating with the Professor and the rest of the class.
 

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

The course will have its Facebook learning support group and its Dropbox in order to share files.  


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Introductional lessons on the relation between media, society and the individual.
Analysis of new media languages. Tests on new media languages.

Students with a PC will have free wi-fi access and are encouraged to use it during class excercises in order to obtain a better understanding of online dynamics. 

Attendance

Lesson attending, individual studying, theorical and empirical essay writing.

Course books

Boccia Artieri G. (2012) Productive publics and transmedia participation, in “Participations. Journal of Audience & Reception Studies”, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp. 448-468.

Couldry, Nick (2012) Media, society, world: social theory and digital media practice Polity Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745639208

Rainie L., Wellman B. (2012). Networked: The New Social Operating System. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 

Assessment

Oral exam and evaluation of the essay.

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

Individual studying, theorical and empirical essay writing.

Course books

Boccia Artieri G. (2012) Productive publics and transmedia participation, in “Participations. Journal of Audience & Reception Studies”, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp. 448-468.

Couldry, Nick (2012) Media, society, world: social theory and digital media practice Polity Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745639208

Rainie L., Wellman B. (2012). Networked: The New Social Operating System. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 

Assessment

Oral exam and evaluation of the essay.

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.

Notes

Teaching assistants:

Manolo Farci - manolo.farci@uniurb.it
Elisabetta Zurovac - elisabetta.zurovac@uniurb.it

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