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CODE PHI2011

 
TITLE Philosophy of Communication

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 2

 
DEPARTMENT Philosophy

 
DESCRIPTION The study-unit is a philosophical analysis of the concept of communication. This entails understanding the way communicative interaction is produced, interpreted and performed within a specific context. The theory of communication presented here is opposed to the linear or process model of communication.

Study-Unit Aims:

The aim of the study-unit is:
- To discuss the linear and ritual models of communication;
- To discuss the characteristics that a philosophical theory of communication must have;
- To apply this theory to different communicative practices.

Each year two different communication practices will be chosen example:
- Fashion as communication or;
- Food as communication or;
- Music as communication or;
- Advertising as communication.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Main Text:

- Mangion, C. Philosophical Approaches to Communication, Intellect Books, 2011.

Supplementary Readings:

- Cobley, P. A Communication Theory Reader. London: Routledge, 1984.
- Chiang, B. Deconstructing Communication, Minnesota Press, 1996.
- Stewart, J. Beyond the Symbol Model, SUNY, 1996.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S Claude Mangion

 
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