Institutional History of Media

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
SPS/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to promote knowledge of the relationship between institutions, rights and communication tools between the early-modern and modern ages in the Western world and the relationships they have had in time and space; it aims to stimulate understanding of these frameworks and processes by providing appropriate interpretive categories, always presented with a critical approach. The educational path will exemplify the best way to obtain historical knowledge related to the objects of investigation, which includes exposing students to primary sources, literary operations of phenomena through the application of concepts, and disciplinary aspects of the history of political institutions and complex interpretive categories. Some methodological or thematic insights will be examined, focusing on the analysis of press and multimedia sources. 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 the students humanistic training.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will be able to develop an aptitude for making adequately argued assessments about individual political-institutional history of Europe and the West, not necessarily only those covered by the course, applying it to partially new contexts through the knowledge, concepts and methods of analysis. Additionally, the work will review the historical- institutional reasons at the base of the choices made by the current governments and permits an interpretation of communications, even complex ones, produced in the media, and to assess their congruity with sufficient independence. The course will consolidate student's ability to organize their own learning processes, with reference to the content and methods of the lessons, and the texts subject to individual study. By the end of the course the student will also have honed his critical and judgmental skills, thanks to repeated requests to investigate the complexity of the development of the media in the early-modern and modern age through the analysis of documents (in particular audiovisual sources for the issues related to the twentieth century) and the use of different histographic interpretations.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Unita' didattica A
SPS/03 - HISTORY OF POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
SPS/03 - HISTORY OF POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
SPS/03 - HISTORY OF POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours