SOCIAL EVENTS AND COMMUNICATIVE PROCESSES

Degree course: 
Corso di Second cycle degree in SCIENZE E TECNICHE DELLA COMUNICAZIONE
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2019/2020
Year: 
2
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2020/2021
Course type: 
Supplementary compulsory subjects
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
8
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
64
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (64 hours)
Requirements: 

None

Oral exam. During the text, the candidate is required to answer four questions. The final mark will be based on the following criteria: 60% accuracy and quality of answer, 30% ability to motivate statements, 10 % ability shown during exam.

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

The aim of course is to give students the opportunity to identify new elements that are in the communication processes related to particular social events. Selected events, precisely because of the decisive influence of such events on civil society.

The course will be divided in two parts. The first will be on the analysis of the political and social fallout that some historical events on the community and how their narrative contributed to the change of communication processes. Specifically, the communication processes related to:
The fall or Roman republic
Trial of Jesus
The Constitutio Antoniniana
Edict of Costantine
The fall of Roman Empire
The battle of Poitiers
Clermont Appeal
Trial of Joan of Arc
Discovery of America
The battle of Lepanto
Trial of Galileo
Trial of Charles I
The taking of the Bastille
Waterloo
The Killing of Lincoln
Belle Époque
The assassination of Franz Ferdinand
The discovery of penicillin
Italy's entry in to the war
Pearl Harbour
The Libération of Auschwitz
Hiroshima
The Killing of JFK
The man of the moon
Chernobyl

The second part will be instead on Damnatio Memoriae

Three texts chosen among the following list:

A. Barbero, Lepanto e la battaglia dei tre imperi
T. Cremisi, Rouen 1431: il processo a Giovanna d'Arco
G. De Sensi, Problemi della Constitutio Antoniniana
J. Godechot, La presa della Bastiglia
G. Nieri, La Damnatio Memoriae di Castruccio Castracani
V. Passeri Pignoni, Scoperta o invenzione dell'America
E. Percivaldi, Fu vero editto ? Costantino e la religione cattolica tra storia e leggenda
A. Roberts, 18 giugno 1815. Waterloo
Brunt, Caduta della repubblica romana
Gibbon, Declino e caduta dell'impero romano
Levack, Caccia alle streghe
Plokhy, Chernobyl. Storia di una catastrofe nucleare
Leatherbarrow, Chernobyl 01.23.40
Shenon, Anatomia di un assassinio
B. O'Reilly, Killing Kennedy. Da Washington a Dallas: la fine del sogno americano

Convenzionale

Frontal lessons, with the support of videos

The professor is available to meet with students after each lesson, without any appointment. For any further information related to the examination, contact via email: luca.daris@uninsubria.it

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