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ANGLO-AMERICAN CULTURE
CULTURA ANGLO-AMERICANA

USA, United States of the Audience? A journey through the media
Stati Uniti della Audience? Un viaggio tra i media

A.Y. Credits
2019/2020 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Alessandra Calanchi online or by appointment
Teaching in foreign languages
Course partially taught in a foreign language English
This course is taught partially in Italian and partially in a foreign language. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Foreign Languages and Cultures (L-11)
Curriculum: LINGUISTICO AZIENDALE
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

Students will have access to a direct knowledge of Anglo-American culture from a historical-cultural perspective, both through real facts and representations of the press, radio, TV, and the network. In particular we will focus on the centrality of the media in different times in order to be able to reflect and argue about the importance of American communication in a diachronic and synchronic perspective.
Students are encouraged to use up-to-date and flexible methodologies during class discussions and through on-going tests and the final test will correctly ascertain the skills acquired.
The autonomy of the students in the choices, critical learning and organization of the study is also encouraged, ensuring adequate guidance and support for this purpose.
 

Program

Colonial period: diaries, letters,sermons, almanacs...

700, journals

800-900 journalism and Investigative journalism, radio,  TV

today:  fake news, The Moon hoax, social networks

Bridging Courses

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Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding

The student will come to possess knowledge and ability to understand contents and problems characteristic of the discipline (issues concerning American culture) and its specific subject of the course (history of media), also identifying possible continuities with previous knowledge and learning how to find intersections and interfaces with other disciplines (history, geography, cinema, political science)

Applying knowledge and understanding

The student will be able to apply his / her knowledge and understanding in order to demonstrate a professional approach to work and / or adequacy to continue studies in the Laurea Magistrale; both the aptitude to support arguments and to solve problems go in this direction, also with reference, for those who want to continue their studies, to new and interdisciplinary situations; the course is a key to understand the historical-cultural identity of the USA

Making judgements

The student will acquire information and / or data in the field of studies in question, useful for reflection, hypothesis formulation and determination of independent judgments; he/she will also be able to apply the study and research methodology to other aspects of US culture that are not specifically treated, also finding intersections and interfaces between different disciplines (history, geography, cinema, political science) 

Communication skills

The student will be able to clearly communicate knowledge, ideas, problems and solutions to specialist and non-specialist interlocutors. This also includes the acquisition of specific vocabulary.

Learning skills

The student should have already learned to study and learn independently. If not, this will be a good opportunity.


 

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

participation in conferences, events, etc.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

lectures, discussion, Moodle platform

Attendance

Attendance is not compulsory but encouraged

Course books

Books

S. Luconi, La nazione indispensabile. Storia degli Stati Uniti dalle origini ad oggi, Le Monnier 2016

A. Calanchi e M. Messina (a cura di) Urbino Press Award. 12 annidi giornalismo americano, Aras 2019

A.Calanchi e T.Mancini ( a cura di), NOIR COME L’INCHIOSTRO: True Crime e Fake News sulla pagina e sullo schermo, Aras 2019

Films

Citizen Kane, Front Page, Radio Days, Capricorn One, The Social Nework

Assessment

Final written test. This is a structured multiple choice test, with 31 questions on the program (sufficiency = 18 correct questions, 31 = 30 and praise), in Italian, to which can be added extra points obtained with assessments (written and / or oral, individual and / or group) agreed during the course. The questions are distributed in such a way as to include in the evaluation: notions, concepts, adequate vocabulary, argumentative ability.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

individual study

Attendance

Moodle platform

Course books

Books

S. Luconi, La nazione indispensabile. Storia degli Stati Uniti dalle origini ad oggi, Le Monnier 2016

A. Calanchi e M. Messina (eds) Urbino Press Award. 12 annidi giornalismo americano, Aras 2019

A.Calanchi e T.Mancini ( eds), NOIR COME L’INCHIOSTRO: True Crime e Fake News sulla pagina e sullo schermo, Aras 2019

Films

Citizen Kane, Front Page, Radio days, Capricorn One, The Social Nework

Assessment

Final written test. This is a structured multiple choice test, with 31 questions on the program (sufficiency = 18 correct questions, 31 = 30 and praise), in Italian, to which can be added extra points obtained with assessments (written and / or oral, individual and / or group) agreed during the course. The questions are distributed in such a way as to include in the evaluation: notions, concepts, adequate vocabulary, argumentative ability.

Notes

for all communications with professor Calanchi please use campus email

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