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School of Psychology
SOCIAL, WORK AND COMMUNICATION PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
CULTURAL AND COMMUNICATION PROCESSES
PS01120326, A.A. 2014/15

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2014/15

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SOCIAL, WORK AND COMMUNICATION PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2014)
PS1087, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CULTURAL AND COMMUNICATION PROCESSES
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge LAURA VERDI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SPS/08 Sociology of Culture and Communication 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 12/10/2014
End of activities 15/01/2015
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 FERRO LUDOVICO (Presidente)
PIETROBON AGNESE (Membro Effettivo)
ZANIN VALTER (Membro Effettivo)
6 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 FERRO LUDOVICO (Presidente)
PIETROBON AGNESE (Membro Effettivo)
VERDI LAURA (Membro Effettivo)
ZANIN VALTER (Membro Effettivo)
5 2016/2017 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 LA MENDOLA SALVATORE (Presidente)
RETTORE VALENTINA (Membro Effettivo)
TARTARI MORENA (Membro Effettivo)
4 2016/2017 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 VERDI LAURA (Presidente)
FERRO LUDOVICO (Membro Effettivo)
MONGILI ALESSANDRO (Membro Effettivo)
3 2015/16 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 VERDI LAURA (Presidente)
FERRO LUDOVICO (Membro Effettivo)
MONGILI ALESSANDRO (Membro Effettivo)
2 2014/15 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 VERDI LAURA (Presidente)
FERRO LUDOVICO (Membro Effettivo)
MONGILI ALESSANDRO (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The course is devoted to the sociological understanding of culture and to the analysis of globalization and cultural complexity and of systems of norms and explicit beliefs, elaborated in a formalized way within a community. It focuses on the social conditions of culture and the social construction of cultural contexts. Prerequisite is knowledge in the field of human sciences, with particular reference to the social, historical and philosophical ones.
Target skills and knowledge: Students should be able to distinguish social representations and cultural patterns of communication and the way they function in society.
Examination methods: Oral examination
Assessment criteria: The student will be evaluated for its ability to relate all the knowledge acquired during the course and not only that, getting to account for the mode of operation of cultures in different social and historical contexts. The presence at the seminars and the ability to communicate and bring contributions in the classroom will be particularly appreciated.
Course unit contents: The relationship between the sociology of culture, cultural studies and other disciplines. Sociology of production, distribution and consumption of cultural products. Forces and contemporary cultural trends. Creativity and cultural innovation. The cultural reproduction. Paradigms in the sociological analysis of culture. Determinism and relativism. Modernity and postmodernity.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and teamwork in the classroom. Seminars, with the contribution of external lecturers Italians and visiting foreigners.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The study materials, apart from the texts, can be indicated and provided ongoing also in English.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Sciolla Loredana, Sociologia dei processi culturali. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Lippi D. e Verdi L., Storia dellla magrezza. Corpo, mente e anoressia.. Fidenza: Mattioli 1885, 2009. Questo testo è proposto in alternativa con il seguente
  • Verdi L. e Tessarolo M., Questioni di spazio. Cultura, simboli, comunicazione.. Padova: Cleup, 2007. Questo testo è proposto in alternativa con il precedente Cerca nel catalogo