Communication Sciences

Academyc Year 2015/2016
First cycle degree in Communication Sciences

L-20 - Classe delle lauree in Scienze della comunicazione
Place of teaching: Varese - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Coordinator - President: FACCHETTI GIULIO
Making Judgements: 

Within the institutional and corporate communications sectors, which comprise publishing houses, evaluating diverse alternatives to address complex problems is required. By combining the teaching of theoretical and practical/applied knowledge, the course intends to develop those autonomous judgemental skills that are necessary for the next steps to take in a student’s university and professional curriculum. In particular, students will be required to develop decision skills based on the results of their/their colleagues’ work, through the critical analysis of documents, products and data, the classification of events and processes, the collection, selection and elaboration of information from diverse sources. The expected learning outcomes are assessed during the preparation of the final test and are achieved in the final degree thesis.

Communication skills: 

Managing a (written, spoken, figurative, etc.) language is an intrinsic characteristic of the communications sector. It is never univocal in the relationship between symbol, signifier and significatum and exists within contexts that are extremely poor or very rich in information, noise or redundancy. Managing communication processes requires information based on individual study, an interaction with professors and team work experience. A graduate in Communication Science is required to be able to combine technical and creative abilities in the realisation of (textual, audio-visual and editorial) products that are fit for different communicative contexts and situations, both in Italian and in a foreign language at least. Besides, students are required to be able to communicate, share, sum up and re-elaborate information and knowledge in collaborative work environments. The expected learning outcomes are assessed and achieved during the preparation of exams and during the internship, with a particular focus on relational skills in both study and work contexts.

Learning skills: 

The course programme is focused on learning methodologies and on innovative teaching modalities with a view of promoting autonomous choices and evaluation of knowledge sources. It also aims to encourage learning logic, strategies and methods lying at the basis of a dynamic and informed development of knowledge. The expected learning outcomes are assessed and achieved during all the activities carried out within the entire course syllabus, with potential critical points highlighted by the tutors and during advisory activities.

La prova finale, redatta sotto la guida di un supervisore, consisterà nella stesura di un elaborato, che dimostri le conoscenze acquisite e la capacità di strutturare in modo organico materiali relativi alle discipline del Corso. Potrà configurarsi come: a) un progetto di ricerca (esposizione in sintesi in cui siano raccolte, come in uno status quaestionis, le posizioni e gli studi pregressi inerenti ad un problema storico-culturale); b) un report di attività interdisciplinari svolte nell'ambito di settori scientifico disciplinari tra loro affini; c) l' approfondimento di un lavoro seminariale, di laboratorio o di tirocinio realizzato durante il triennio; d) un progetto di lavoro editoriale. La relazione potrà essere redatta anche in una lingua straniera preventivamente concordata.