LANGUAGES AND CULTURES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in SCIENZE DELLA COMUNICAZIONE
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2019/2020
Year: 
1
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2019/2020
Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
Credits: 
7
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
56
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (56 hours)
Requirements: 

None.

Final Examination: 
Orale

The exam consists of an oral interview aimed at the assessment of acquisition and correct understanding of the contents of the course. A question will be asked about the contents of each of the main authors in the programme.
The evaluation will be based on the student’s knowledge of the subjects, the ability to express and critically analyse the topics of the course. The final vote will take into account accuracy and quality of the answers (60%) as well as communicative ability and ability to properly motivate statements, analyzes and judgments shown during the oral test (40%).

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

Acquisition of the process of invention of writing as a fundamental step in the development of individual and mass communication systems.
Knowledge of linguistic and semiotic structures strictly involved in the development of the writing phenomenon (creation, evolution and adaptation).
Deepening the path of diffusion and rooting of writing systems in the ethnolinguistic panorama of the Mediterranean basin, with particular attention to the Aegean area as the cradle of Western civilization.

Presentation of the main relationships between linguistic, semiotic and writing phenomena:
- pictogram, ideogram, phonogram;
- origin and diffusion of writing;
- ideographic writing;
- phonetic writing;
- writing as a tradition;
- the origin of writing in the Aegean region;
- The Aegean and the Mediterranean civilizations.

G.M. Facchetti, Antropologia della scrittura, Arcipelago (excluding the Appendix). Free download from e-learning.
L. Godart, L’invenzione della scrittura, Einaudi (excluding chapter IV).

Convenzionale

Classes and seminars.

Office hours upon appointment
giulio.facchetti@uninsubria.it

Professors