History of radio and television

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce the theme of the birth and evolution of the radio-television communication system, viewed in close connection with the economic, social and cultural transformations of the modern age. Along a chronological arc from the end of the 19th century to the 1990s, the Italian case will be analysed through a constant parallel with the European context. Some methodological insights (e.g. what it means to study the media as a system) or themes will be examined. The teaching is fully consistent with the objectives of the Course of Studies, which aims to ensure the acquisition of solid knowledge in the fields of multimedia communication by anchoring them to a strengthening of student's humanistic training.
Expected learning outcomes
The course aims to lead participants in the acquisition of knowledge necessary to analyse the interaction between the development of the radio-television system and the socio-cultural transformations of modern society, in different national contexts and on the global stage. Students will thus be able to acquire the skills necessary to decode the language of radio and television and to place the history of individual mediums within the more general media system.
By the end of the course, the student will also have honed his critical and interpretational skills, thanks to repeated calls to investigate the co-development of the media at the same time through the analysis of documents (in particular audiovisual sources) and the use of different historiographical interpretations.
Course syllabus and organization

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Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Unita' didattica A
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
WEDNESDAY 9.30 AM - 12.30 AM
Department of Historical Studies Room A 8