History of radio and television

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course intends to outline the birth and evolution of the Italian radio and television system, highlighting the links with the European and North American context and the close connections with the economic, social and cultural transformations from the end of the Nineteenth century to the present day. Some methodological and thematic insights will be proposed with the aim of illustrating the institutional framework, the forms of management of political power and the languages of radio and television communication. The teaching is consistent with the objectives of the course of study, which aims to ensure the acquisition of solid knowledge in the fields of multimedia communication by anchoring them to a strengthening of the students' humanistic training.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will be able to recognise the methodological problems connected to the study of media and documentary and audiovisual sources, illustrate the interaction between the development of the radio and television system and the socio-cultural transformations of contemporary society in the Italian and international context, identify the turning points in the history of radio and television from a political, institutional and cultural point of view. Students will also be able to decode radio and television language and to develop logical-argumentative skills through discussion and interactive activities proposed in class. Participation in meetings and seminars organised within the Department of Historical Studies will also be of great importance.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Considering that the course is held in the second semester, please refer to the provisions that will be issued in the next months. It is recommended to regularly and carefully read all the contents on the platform Ariel regarding the course in History of Radio and Television.
Course syllabus
Course title: Radio and television in Italy: political structures, cultural forms and editorial strategies

Part 1: The age of the radio: from its birth to the post-WWII era
Part 2: The age of television: the Rai from the Fifties to the 1975 reform
Part 3: The age of transition: from "neotelevisione" to the present day
Prerequisites for admission
For the students of Humanistic Sciences for Communication (SUC) the exam of Contemporary History (Storia contemporanea) is preparatory to that of History of radio and television. However, an adequate knowledge of contemporary history is necessary for everyone in order to attend the exam.
Teaching methods
The course consists of lectures, within which a specific space is dedicated to both soliciting comments or questions from the students and carrying out interactive activities. To carry out the lessons, the teacher uses images, sound and audiovisual material to analyse formats and contents of the radio and television programmes, and polling apps and online platforms for interactive activities. Attendance, although not mandatory, is strongly recommended. In order to be considered attending students it is necessary to attend at least two thirds of the lessons.
Teaching Resources
PROGRAMME FOR ATTENDING STUDENTS:

Attending students should know the topics taught in lectures and study:

FOR 6 CFU:

1) Franco Monteleone, Storia della radio e della televisione. Un secolo di costume, società, politica, Venezia, Marsilio, any edition after 2005, chapters from 1 to 8;
2) Irene Piazzoni, Storia delle televisioni in Italia. Dagli esordi alle web tv, Roma, Carocci, 2014;
3) Didactic material and texts provided on Ariel in a special section for attending students.

FOR 9 CFU:

1) Franco Monteleone, Storia della radio e della televisione. Un secolo di costume, società, politica, Venezia, Marsilio, any edition after 2005, chapters from 1 to 8;
2) Irene Piazzoni, Storia delle televisioni in Italia. Dagli esordi alle web tv, Roma, Carocci, 2014;
3) Giulia Guazzaloca, Una e divisibile. La RAI e i partiti negli anni del monopolio pubblico (1954-1975), Firenze, Le Monnier, 2011;
4) Didactic material and texts provided on Ariel in a special section for attending students.


PROGRAMME FOR NON ATTENDING STUDENTS:

FOR 6 CFU:

1) Franco Monteleone, Storia della radio e della televisione. Un secolo di costume, società, politica, Venezia, Marsilio, any edition after 2005, chapters from 1 to 8;
2) Irene Piazzoni, Storia delle televisioni in Italia. Dagli esordi alle web tv, Roma, Carocci, 2014;
3) Didactic material and texts provided on Ariel in a special section for non attending students.

FOR 9 CFU:

1) Franco Monteleone, Storia della radio e della televisione. Un secolo di costume, società, politica, Venezia, Marsilio, any edition after 2005, chapters from 1 to 8;
2) Irene Piazzoni, Storia delle televisioni in Italia. Dagli esordi alle web tv, Roma, Carocci, 2014;
3) Giulia Guazzaloca, Una e divisibile. La RAI e i partiti negli anni del monopolio pubblico (1954-1975), Firenze, Le Monnier, 2011;
4) Didactic material and texts provided on Ariel in a special section for non attending students.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a written test divided into two parts, one consisting of multiple choice questions and the other of open-ended questions. As a whole, the test aims at assessing the degree of preparation of the students throughout the programme and the acquisition of logical-argumentative skills through multiple choice questions, and the capacity for critical reflection and the competence in the use of specialised lexicon through the open-ended questions. All details relating to the test are available on the Ariel platform.
Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s.
The incoming Erasmus students will have the opportunity, upon request, to take the exam in English, according to a programme to be agreed with the teacher.
The format of the exam for students with disabilities must be arranged in advance with the teacher, as well as the competent office.
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 3.30 PM - 6.30 PM
Microsoft Teams by appointment