Educational Offer - Degree Courses

Degree course in COMMUNICATION THEORIES (Codice 2072)
Curriculum\Profile description: TEXT CULTURE

Back to course search
Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2015/2016
  • Communication (LM-92)

credits total:120

Educational objectives
The communication of texts science and visual culture is the focus of the 2nd cycle Degree Course in "Communication Theories". The course is divided in: - Class specific educational activities related to the disciplinary ambits of information and Communication theories and techniques as well as socio-economic, historical-political and cognitive subjects; - Related and integrative educational activities aiming at comparing communication science with other sciences (history of modern/contemporary art, Museology and art and restoration criticism, Performing arts, Cinema, Photography and Television, Musicology and history of music, Classical philology/romance linguistics, Italian literature/contemporary Italian literature, literary criticism and comparative literature, German philology, French/Spanish/English/German/Northern/Albanian/Hebraic Literature, language and translation, Economic-political Geography) ant at making the educational programme coherent with the needs of the labour market. Students will have the opportunity to experiment on their own, through a 3 credits workshop, the close observation of crucial issues and methods of their future professional role; they will thus acquire, according to an empowerment criterion, to the educational programme and to their personal interests and competences, useful knowledge for accessing the labour market. 9 credits will be related to elective educational activities. Based on previous research experience, in synergy with other Faculties or national and international research agencies, and coherently with the outcomes of some experimental initiatives (PhDs in "Design" and "Cultural Studies" and Master courses) promoted by the Faculty of Education Science and its Departments (Department of Arts and Communication, department of Analysis of expression: languages, signs, texts), two curricula have been envisaged: "Text cultures" and "Visual culture". Students may chose one of them after the first year (60 credits), aiming at consolidating the theoretical knowledge stemming from their previous studies (Communication, Languages, Literatures, Visual and performing arts) The second year aims at the specialisation in the fields of "Text cultures" and "Visual culture", which are two professional and research fields widely required at national and international level. The 2nd cycle Degre Course in "Communication theories" aims at training professionals who, together with sound cultural grounding in areas such as the communication of text sciences and visual culture and advanced competence in the humanistic field, possess the typical knowledge and capabilities of communication specialists and are able to ideate and coordinate high level projects in the field of critical text editing and contemporary visual arts. The specific objectives of the course will vary depending on the chosen curriculum, being respectively: For the "Text cultures" curriculum: the achievement of a mature and aware understanding of literary studies in their articulations (literary-critical, linguistic and philological) and of their relation with the study of modern comparative studies, of the theory of literature, of the history of culture, of historical-philosophical subjects and of applied computer science; For the "Visual culture" curriculum: the achievement of a mature and aware understanding of the sciences of image, seen as an interplay among image analysis, social and individual view analysis and the media supporting these images. In both curricula, the attitude to produce multimedia projects for the analysis and communication of text cultures and visual culture will be developed through specific laboratory practice.
Professional opportunities
Employment opportunities for 2nd cycle graduates in Theories of Communication in the early years of employment (with varying degrees of complexity and autonomy), are expected in the areas of communication of text and visual culture, in the critical edition of texts and contemporary visual artifacts, being a graduate a specialist of communication, able to plan and coordinate high-profile projects. Graduates can find employment in public and private cultural institutes and research organizations, and profit and non-profit economic, cultural and museum organisations of different types, organizations, cultural centers, libraries, archives, publishers, image and advertising companies. They will take care of the promotion and management of innovative information and communication campaigns, also through the use of ICT in areas such as communication of text sciences and visual culture in the field of the critical edition of texts and contemporary visual artifacts, being specialist graduates in communication capable of designing and coordinating high-profile cultural projects.
Final examination features
In accordance with the educational objectives and the expected learning outcomes of the Degree Course, the final examination, awarded with 18 credits, consists of the presentation of a dissertation, or of a multimedia product supported by a theoretical dissertation, prepared by the student in an original way under the guidance of a supervising Professor and related to the advanced and organic analysis of a curriculum-related issue. The final paper will be presented to a Board appointed by the Council of the Degree Course and approved by the Dean of the Faculty, in accordance with the Faculty and Course educational regulations.

course outlineNo propaedeutical teaching for this curriculum

See explaination

Teachings first year \ in common with the others curricula\profiles
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
13404 - SEMIOTICS OF CULTURE course specifications MARRONE (PO) 9.0 1 V B M-FIL/05
16553 - AESTHETICS (ADVANCED COURSE) course specifications CRESCIMANNO (PA) 6.0 1 V B M-FIL/04
04770 - GENERAL LINGUISTICS course specifications MIRTO (PA) 9.0 2 V B L-LIN/01
07457 - THEORY AND TECHNIQUES OF NEW MEDIA course specifications FICI (PA) 9.0 2 V B SPS/08
Optional subjects 9.0 C
Free subjects 9.0 D

Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 15.0 1 G E
14184 - INTERNSHIP course specifications 3.0 1 G F
07407 - THEORY OF LITERATURE course specifications BERTONI (PA) 9.0 2 V C L-FIL-LET/14
Optional subjects II 6.0 B
Optional subjects III 18.0 C
Optional subjects IV 6.0 C
Optional subjects V 3.0 F

Elective activities

Optional subjects credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
13458 - ECDOTICS AND ROMANCE PHILOLOGY course specifications DEJURE (PC) 9.0 1 V C L-FIL-LET/09
13457 - GERMAN ECDOTICS AND PHILOLOGY course specifications LENDINARA (CU) 9.0 2 V C L-FIL-LET/15

Optional subjects III credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
00565 - GERMAN LITERATURE course specifications TUCCI (PA) 9.0 1 V C L-LIN/13
04384 - ALBANIAN LITERATURE course specifications MANDALA' (PO) 9.0 1 V C L-LIN/18
04438 - ITALIAN LITERATURE course specifications IURILLI (PO) 9.0 1 V C L-FIL-LET/10
04390 - ARAB LITERATURE course specifications TAKTAK EP BEN YAHIA (PC) 9.0 2 V C L-OR/12
04416 - ENGLISH LITERATURE course specifications 9.0 2 V C L-LIN/10

Optional subjects IV credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
14444 - ALBANIAN LANGUAGE - ADVANCED COURSE course specifications GURGA (PA) 6.0 1 V C L-LIN/18
13553 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE - ADVANCED LEVEL course specifications RIZZO (PA) 6.0 2 V C L-LIN/12
13554 - GERMAN LANGUAGE - ADVANCED LEVEL course specifications 6.0 2 V C L-LIN/14
14445 - ARAB LANGUAGE - ADVANCED COURSE course specifications SPALLINO (PA) 6.0 2 V C L-OR/12

Optional subjects V credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
13416 - THEATRE AND DRAMA WORKSHOP course specifications 3.0 2 G F
13425 - CULTURAL STUDIES - WORKSHOP course specifications CAMMARATA (PA) 3.0 2 G F

Optional subjects II credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
00375 - PHILOSOPHY OF COMMUNICATION course specifications CALDARONE (PO) 6.0 1 V B M-FIL/01
01340 - CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY course specifications BELLANTONIO (PA) 6.0 1 V B M-DEA/01

Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
Go to top