Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.
The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.
The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..
Definition of lesson periods
Sep 27, 2021
Nov 6, 2021
Nov 15, 2021
Jan 12, 2022
Feb 14, 2022
Mar 26, 2022
Apr 4, 2022
Jun 4, 2022
Sessione d'esame invernale
Jan 10, 2022
Feb 12, 2022
Sessione d'esame estiva
Jun 6, 2022
Jul 23, 2022
Sessione d'esame autunnale
Aug 29, 2022
Sep 24, 2022
Sessione autunnale (a.a. 2020/21)
Nov 8, 2021
Nov 13, 2021
Sessione straordinaria (a.a. 2020/21)
Mar 28, 2022
Apr 2, 2022
Jul 11, 2022
Jul 16, 2022
Dec 24, 2021
Jan 2, 2022
Apr 15, 2022
Apr 19, 2022
Festività Santo Patrono di Verona
May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022
Aug 15, 2022
Aug 20, 2022
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The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.
The course aims to introduce to the paradigms of argumentation, with particular reference to the multimedia communication field.
- To know the argumentation paradigms with specific reference to multimedia communication and linguistic processes;
- To recognize the logical rules that can confer value to our discourses and the arguments which are able to persuade and make acceptable what we propose;
- To recognize the specific characters of the multimedia communication.
The course aims to clarify the presence of argumentative and, sometimes, pseudo-argumentative paradigms in both traditional and multimedia communication. To this end, it examines some essential moments of the development of logical reflection and focuses on the theory of argumentation, with particular attention to the multimedia language of advertising and institutional communication, on websites and social networks. The communication processes at the multimedia level will be discussed in order to understand the semiotic implications present in the use of new media.
The teaching methods consist of traditional lectures (face-to-face and online, that is "blended", according to the dispositions of the University of Verona and by means of the tools made available by Univr) axed on the topics of the course, with the aim of: 1) transmitting the key concepts of logic, argumentation and new media semiotics; 2) transmitting the critical means that are useful for both understanding and dealing with the issues involved in the concrete cases of multimedia communication.
Each lesson will be recorded and (together with the materials examined during the course) uploaded on the e-learning platform of the University (as mp3 files, or file video via Panopto, according to the dispositions of the University of Verona), with the aim of easing the study for both attending students and those who can not attend lectures, or in the case of the impossibility of face-to-face lessons.
During the academic year, an individual consultation service is also available (at the teacher's study, by e-mail, or via Zoom/Skype) at the times indicated on the web pages (and readily updated), or agreed with the teacher (especially in the case of telematic meetings).
Any suspension of lectures for academic reasons will be readily communicated in the classroom, on the web site, and on the e-learning platform forum.
The texts required for the course and the final examination are:
- G. Boniolo-P. Vidali, Strumenti per ragionare. Le regole logiche, la pratica argomentativa, l'inferenza probabilistica. Ediz. mylab. Con eText. Con aggiornamento online, Milano, Pearson, 2017;
- G. Cosenza, Introduzione alla semiotica dei nuovi media, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2014.
The reference texts are the same for both attending students and not attending ones.
Additional texts and teaching materials will also be communicated on the e-learning platform of the University website.
Visualizza la bibliografia con Leganto, strumento che il Sistema Bibliotecario mette a disposizione per recuperare i testi in programma d'esame in modo semplice e innovativo.
The assessment of the learning outcomes of both the key concepts and the issues which concern the topics examined will be done by means of an oral examination (face-to-face or via Zoom/Skype, according to both the University dispositions and the sanitary conditions related to COVID-19 emergency: see UPDATE for further informations) concerning the programme carried out during the course.
This examination consists of questions to test the critical and argumentative abilities of the students, the conceptual clarity, and the acquisition of an adequate vocabulary.
The grades are expressed in thirtieths (and in special cases the mention of praise is also granted).
The examination is the same for both attending students and non-attending ones.
Type D and Type F activities
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