Political Communication Seminar
Teaching Staff: Katsios Stavros
Course Code: SM-9503
Gram-Web Code: ΓΠ0815
Course Category: Skills Development
Course Type: Seminar
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Semester: Any Spring
Total Hours: 2
Erasmus: Not Available
E Class Page: https://opencourses.ionio.gr/courses/DFLTI206/
Political Communication concerns each of us and all of us. The diffusion of political discourse and images in the public sphere informs, but also influences, by exercising persuasion and direct or indirect influence, with the aim of shaping or changing opinions, preferences, choices and attitudes. In terms of the types of speech and its contents, Political Communication includes the personal political speech but also the public dialogue between all citizens, as well as between them and the political representatives.
The course learning outcomes, specific knowledge, skills and competences of an appropriate level, which the students will acquire with the successful completion of the course, are described.
Consult Appendix A
Description of the level of learning outcomes for each qualifications cycle, according to the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area
Descriptors for Levels 6, 7 & 8 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and Appendix B
Guidelines for writing Learning Outcomes
In the first didactic part is covered with a lecture-presentation, while in the second seminar part there is a free public discussion of the topics presented in the lectures, as well as projects presented by the students. The aim is to exercise the'freedom and equal right of speech' of the students. From the sixth class onwards, students present their project in public, always related to the subject of political communication, which they have examined, dealt with and developed. The discussion also focuses on current and controversial issues of current political awareness in political life.
Zuboff Shoshanna, (2019), The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power, New York, Public Affairs Books
[Pour un Traite de Democratisation de L’ Europe, Editions de Seuil, Paris].
The course is delivered in a hybrid lecture-laboratory form.. It is largely based on discussion with their students and their comments. Supervisory tools, slides and laboratory exercises are used. Material that covers the whole curriculum is provided. The provision of the material is done through e- class platform.
Use of ICT in teaching
Creative activation is sought jn class dialogue and the overall evaluation of the course consists of the following three parts. 1st The constant presence and critical interactive participation of students is evaluated, including their evaluation compared to fellow students. This means that student attendance is evaluated positively and that absences can not exceed 30% in total. 2nd The oral presentation by each student of a freely chosen topic is evaluated, in the context of the seminar part of the course.3rd Students are evaluated with the written, complete essay -in the same topic- delivered at the end of the semester. Each of these distinct parts is evaluated with 1/3 of the total grade. The successful candidates are awarded a certificate of successful attendance.
The assessment is carried out through an intermediate examination or work (corresponding to 40% of the total grade) and a final examination (representing 60% of the total grade).
In order to score the papers, they should include the following statement: "this work has been done by myself, and it does not involve copying or plagiarism."