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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
COMMUNICATION
Course unit
SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNICATION
LE04107701, A.A. 2016/17

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
COMMUNICATION (Ord. 2015)
IF0313, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNICATION
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scienzeumane/course/view.php?idnumber=2016-IF0313-000ZZ-2016-LE04107701-N0
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 is available ONLY for students enrolled in COMMUNICATION (Ord. 2015)

Lecturers
Teacher in charge VINCENZO ROMANIA SPS/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses SPS/08 Sociology of Culture and Communication 9.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 27/02/2017
End of activities 09/06/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE 2018/2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 ROMANIA VINCENZO (Presidente)
TRAPPOLIN LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
ALLIEVI STEFANO (Supplente)
5 SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE 2016/2017 01/10/2016 30/11/2018 ROMANIA VINCENZO (Presidente)
TRAPPOLIN LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
ALLIEVI STEFANO (Supplente)
NARDELLA CARLO (Supplente)
4 SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE 2015/2016 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 ROMANIA VINCENZO (Presidente)
TRAPPOLIN LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
ALLIEVI STEFANO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: It is strongly recommended to attend and complete the class of Sociology, at the first year of Communication, before attending Sociologia della Comunicazione.
Target skills and knowledge: The class aims at providing critical tools to understand face to face and mediated communication and a basic expertise in the realization of qualitative sociological research.
At the end of the class, students are expected to know the basic rules for conducting an interview; knowing to apply the methods of conversation analysis, content analysis and ethnography; being able to recognise the frames, the rituals and the role attributions underlying face to face communication; having aquired an introductive knowledge about mass media communication and computer mediated communication.
Examination methods: Written examination. For the students attending to the classes, there will be an intermediate test.
Assessment criteria: The final evalutation will be based on the capacity of critical understanding of sociological concepts and theories and on the student's ability to translate these in a research question. In order to evaluate students' critical and discoursive skills I will conduct written examinations, with open questions.
Course unit contents: Lessons will respect the following order:
PART 1. SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
- introduction to communication studies;
- Simmel and the formal sociology;
- symbolic interactionism: epistemology and methodology;
- the sociology of trust;
- Goffman and the dramaturgic approach;
- norms and rituals of interaction;
- phenomenology and methods of common sense;
- art of listening and analysis of misunderstandings;
- Foucault e il discorso del potere;
- Bourdieu, Giddens and the integrative theories;
- sociology of globalization;
- subcultures and musical production;
Part II METHODOLOGY
- conducting a qualitative interview;
- content analysis;
- ethnography;
- conversation analysis;
- elements of media studies.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: LECTURES AND CLASS-WORKSHOPS.
Additional notes about suggested reading: During the lessons, I will provide students with educational material substituting the manual of sociology of the communication.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • KENT L. SANDSTROM ET AL. (A CURA DI),, SIMBOLI, SÉ E REALTÀ SOCIALE. NAPOLI: ORTOTHES, 2014. TESTO OBBLIGATORIO PER I SOLI NON FREQUENTANTI
  • ERVING GOFFMAN, CONSOLARE LO SCONFITTO. ASPETTI DELL'ADATTAMENTO AL FALLIMENTO. ROMA: MIMESIS, 2016. TESTO OBBLIGATORIO PER TUTTI.
  • GEORGE RITZER, TEORIA SOCIOLOGICA. RADICI CLASSICHE E SFIDE CONTEMPORANEE. MILANO: APOGEO, 2012. TESTO OBBLIGATORIO PER I SOLI NON FREQUENTANTI. Cerca nel catalogo
  • VINCENZO ROMANIA E RAFFAELE RAUTY, SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE, 109, "INTERVISTA A PAUL ATKINSON SULL'ETNOGRAFIA". MILANO: FRANCO ANGELI, 2016. OBBLIGATORIO PER TUTTI. L'ARTICOLO VERRA' MESSO A DISPOSIZIONE DEGLI STUDENTI ATTRAVERSO LA PAGINA DOCENTE.