Course Title : Communication Philosophy
Code Course
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Regular
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Credits ECTS
COM 203-1 B 3 3 0 0 3.00 5
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Language Albanian
Course Level
Description The course focuses on explaining the content of the communication as an important social activity for the individual and society. In this subject will be taking place symbolism, meaning of auspice, communicating ways, socializing processes, oversight, entertainment and influencing human behavior, etj. In the course willl be set aside the role of classical and new media, advertising and PR, films and image culture in general.
Objectives Enabling students to analyze the phenomenas of media and processes of communication, team work organization, conduct partial surveys, drafting of clear messages and processing of media customers’ feedback etc..
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1The Object of the Study of the Philosophy of Communication. The Birth and Development of Philosophy
2Knolwledge, Meaning, Words, Doubt, Truth and Falsehood - Bertrand Russell
3Thoughts of the Most Important Communication Schools in the World
4Critical Communication Theories; New Reading of Lukacs and Adorno
5Critical Communication Theories; New Reading of Marcuse, Horkheimer and Habermas
6Contemporary Communication Models, Interaction Models - Paul Watzlawick
7Critical Search in Colombia - Lazarsfeld and Merton
8Midterm Exam
9Relationship between Media and Politics. Structural School of Communication - Pierre Bourdieu
10Digital Communication School - Pavlik and Scherer
11Critical Discussion about Communication School’s thoughts. To Communicate the Communication
12The Social Consequences of the Internet. Reading, Understanding and Misunderstanding
13Project Presentation
14Psychology of Peoples and Crowds - Gustave Le Bon
15The Difficulties of Media Studies. To Denaturalize the Communication
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Other
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Students will acquire basic knowledge on philosophy of communication.
2Students will be able to recognize and use the best sources of information on this area.
3Students will be able to discuss and defend various topics related to the philosophy of communication.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms130
Quizzes00
Projects00
Term Projects120
Laboratory00
Attendance110
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade60
Contribution of final examination to overall grade40
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
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Total Workload
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Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14456
Assignments 100
Midterms 11111
Final examination 11414
Other 000
Total Work Load 129
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5.16
ECTS 5

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