SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNICATION AND INTERCULTURAL PROCESSES (WITH LABORATORY OF CULTURE AND MIGRATION IN THE LATIN-AMERICAN WORLD)

Scienze dell'Educazione Permanente e della Formazione Continua SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNICATION AND INTERCULTURAL PROCESSES (WITH LABORATORY OF CULTURE AND MIGRATION IN THE LATIN-AMERICAN WORLD)

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DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE UMANE, FILOSOFICHE E DELLA FORMAZIONE
EQF7
SCIENZE DELL'EDUCAZIONE PERMANENTE E DELLA FORMAZIONE CONTINUA
2022/2023

OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2019
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
1SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE E DEI PROCESSI INTERCULTURALI
636LESSONS
2LABORATORIO DI CULTURE E MIGRAZIONI NEL MONDO LATINO-AMERICANO
440LAB
Objectives
THE COURSE PROMOTES THE SOCIOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING OF CULTURAL AND COMMUNICATION PROCESSES, ORIENTING TOWARDS A CONSCIOUS USE OF COMMUNICATION TO FOSTER INCLUSION AND INTEGRATION.
THE LAB PROPOSES THE STUDY OF A CASE OF HYBRIDISATION AND CONTAMINATION BETWEEN DIFFERENT CULTURES, PROPOSES A HISTORICAL AND LINGUISTIC-LITERARY ANALYSIS, AND COMPARES ITS SUCCESSES AND CRITICALITIES.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
- KNOWLEDGE AND CAPACITY TO UNDERSTAND: TO KNOW THE MAIN THEORIES OF THE SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION AND TO LEARN THE MOST ADVANCED DEVELOPMENTS OF THIS DISCIPLINE, WHICH STRONGLY TOUCH UPON THE PROBLEMS OF INTERCULTURE AND INTERCULTURAL MEDIATION PRACTICES.
- CAPABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: TO BE ABLE TO ANALYSE SPECIFIC CASES OF CULTURAL CONFLICTS FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND THE METHODS FOR RESPECTFUL COMMUNICATION CAPABLE OF FOSTERING INCLUSION AND INTEGRATION. THROUGH THE WORKSHOP ATTACHED TO THE TEACHING, THE STUDENT LEARNS TO READ AND INTERPRET CULTURAL PROCESSES USING HISTORICAL AND LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS.
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Prerequisites
NO PREREQUISITE
Contents
THE COURSE AIMS TO PROVIDE THE CONCEPTUAL AND METHODOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR THE SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF INTERPERSONAL AND MEDIATED COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION.

- PROVIDE THEORETICAL TOOLS FOR UNDERSTANDING MEDIA COMMUNICATION PROCESSES;
- PROVIDE KNOWLEDGE RELATED TO THE DIGITISATION PROCESSES OF SOCIETY FROM A MACRO, MESO AND MICRO SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE;
- PROVIDE CATEGORIES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF LANGUAGE AND NARRATIVES AS SOCIAL PROCESSES;
- PROVIDE CONCEPTUAL CATEGORIES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF COMMUNICATION;
- PROVIDE ANALYTICAL CATEGORIES FOR DESIGNING EMPIRICAL SOCIAL RESEARCH (BOTH QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE) ON COMMUNICATION AND DEFINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COGNITIVE OBJECTIVES AND METHODOLOGICAL CHOICES IN EMPIRICAL RESEARCH APPLIED TO MEDIA TEXTS OR OTHER SYMBOLIC SETS;
- PROVIDE THE METHODOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR THE ANALYSIS OF INFORMATION CONVEYED BY THE MEDIA.
- ACQUIRING THE ABILITY TO CORRECTLY AND CRITICALLY APPLY INFORMATION GATHERING AND PROCESSING TECHNIQUES.
- DEVELOP SKILLS IN PRESENTING THE INTERPRETATIVE HYPOTHESES, RESEARCH QUESTIONS, SUPPORTING ARGUMENTS AND METHODOLOGICAL CHOICES OF AN EMPIRICAL RESEARCH PROCESS ON COMMUNICATION;
- DEVELOP SKILLS IN COMMUNICATING THE RESULTS OF EMPIRICAL RESEARCH.
PROGRAMME
THE SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNICATION
-OBJECTS OF INVESTIGATION
-RESEARCH APPROACHES
THEORIES OF MASS COMMUNICATION
-THE FRUITION OF MEDIA TEXTS (EXPOSURE TO MEDIA, AUDIENCES, UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETATION)
-THE EFFECTS OF MEDIA (INFLUENCES ON OPINIONS, ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOUR; MEDIA AND THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF REALITY)
DIGITAL SOCIETY
-DIGITAL MEDIA
-DIGITAL SOCIAL RESEARCH
FROM THEORY TO RESEARCH: QUANTITATIVE (STANDARD) AND QUALITATIVE (NON-STANDARD) SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS
-QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH
-QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
THE DESIGN OF QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH
-FROM THEORIES TO CONCEPTS
-FROM CONCEPTS TO VARIABLES
-FROM UNIT OF ANALYSIS TO CASES
-THE EMPIRICAL TRANSLATION OF A CONCEPT
-TYPES OF PROPERTIES
-TYPES OF VARIABLES
-OPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS
-INDICATORS
THE SAMPLE SURVEY
CONTENT ANALYSIS
DIGITAL ETHNOGRAPHY

THE EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP OF “CULTURES AND MIGRATIONS IN THE HISPANIC-AMERICAN WORLD” AIMS AT PROMOTING, THROUGH GROUP WORK, THE KNOWLEDGE OF LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE AND LITERATURE. SUCH KNOWLEDGE ALSO REFERS TO MIGRATIONS, IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL INTEGRATION.
Teaching Methods
THE COURSE COMPRISES THEORETICAL LECTURES AND CLASSROOM EXERCISES FOR A TOTAL OF 36 HOURS OF TEACHING. THE LECTURES WILL PROVIDE KNOWLEDGE ON THE OBJECTS OF SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNICATION AND RESEARCH APPROACHES. THE EXERCISES WILL BE AIMED AT PROVIDING METHODOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR THE ANALYSIS OF COMMUNICATION. DURING THE EXERCISES, STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED TO SOLVE METHODOLOGICAL PROBLEMS RELATING TO THE EMPIRICAL TRANSLATION OF CONCEPTS, THE ANALYSIS OF DIGITAL CONTEXTS FOR DISCUSSION, AND THE INTERPRETATION OF SECONDARY DATA. ATTENDANCE AT THE COURSE IS NOT COMPULSORY BUT STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

THE WORKSHOP WILL BE DIVIDED INTO WORKING GROUPS, FREELY TRAINED BY THE STUDENTS, WHICH WILL ADDRESS ISSUES RELATED TO THE CULTURE, LITERATURE, CUSTOMS OF LATIN AMERICA AND/OR ITS RELATIONS WITH EUROPE AND ITALY.
ATTENDANCE IS COMPULSORY.
Verification of learning
THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF A WRITTEN TEST AND AN ORAL INTERVIEW ON THE COURSE CONTENT.
THE WRITTEN TEST - LASTING 60 MINUTES - WILL CONSIST OF MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS, OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS AND METHODOLOGICAL EXERCISES AND WILL BE MARKED IN THIRTIETHS.

THE FINAL TEST OF THE WORKSHOP WILL CONSIST IN THE PRESENTATION OF THE GROUP WORK
STUDENTS WHO DO NOT PASS THE WRITTEN TEST WILL ALSO BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THE ORAL TEST.
THE ORAL INTERVIEW WILL TAKE INTO ACCOUNT:
- KNOWLEDGE OF COMMUNICATION THEORIES AND CATEGORIES OF SOCIAL ANALYSIS;
- THE QUALITY OF PRESENTATION AND USE OF APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE;
- THE ABILITY TO REASON AND CROSS-REFERENCE THE VARIOUS TOPICS OF THE COURSE;
- THE METHODOLOGICAL AWARENESS OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH.

FOR THE COURSE PARTICIPANTS, THERE WILL BE AN INTER-COURSE TESTS WITH THE ATTRIBUTION OF A GRADE THE INTER-COURSE TEST - LASTING 60 MINUTES - WILL CONSIST OF MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS, OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS AND METHODOLOGICAL EXERCISES AND WILL BE GRADED IN THIRTIETHS.
PARTICIPATION IN THE INTER-COURSE TESTS IS OPTIONAL.
IN THE EVENT OF FAILING THE INTER-COURSE TEST, THE STUDENT MUST TAKE THE WRITTEN TEST DURING AN EXAMINATION SESSION.
Texts
LOSITO G. (2011) LA RICERCA SOCIALE SUI MEDIA, CAROCCI (CHAPTERS 1, 2, 5, 6)
NATALE P., AIROLDI M. (2017) WEB & SOCIAL MEDIA. LE TECNICHE DI ANALISI, APOGEO (CHAPTER 1)
MASULLO G., ADDEO F., DELLI PAOLI A., (EDS.), ETHNOGRAPHY AND NETNOGRAPHY. RIFLESSIONI TEORICHE, SFIDEIDE METODOLOGICHE E ESPERIENZE DI RICERCA, PAOLO LOFFREDO EDITORE. (CHAPTERS 1 AND 9)
CALIANDRO A., GRANDINI A. (2019) I METODI DIGITALI NELLA RICERCA SOCIALE, CAROCCI (CHAPTERS 1, 2, 3).
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