|Communication Grammar IV: Editorials and Articles||1111GRC4|
|2||Undergraduate||Communication Sciences||6 ects|
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|Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:|
|In this curricular unit, the competences to be acquired are the following:|
1- To understand and contextualise the notion of 'editorial';
2 - To understand and contextualise the notion of 'opinion article';
3 - To clearly distinguish an 'editorial' from an 'opinion article';
4 - To understand the notions od post-truth, manipulation and lie;
5 - To understand, contextualise and discuss the topic of freedom of speech.
As to the learning outcomes, the students are expected to:
1 - In a strict sense, to identify, within the journalistic context, the characteristics of an editorial and an opinion article;
2 - In a general sense, to display a high level of intellectual maturity, so as to reinforce their civic personality and future professional abilities.
Post-truth, manipulation and lie.
Freedom of speech.
Freedom of speech and democracy.
The crisis of evidence.
Editorial and opinion article. Context and differences.
|Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:|
|The contents of this curricular unit, which are closely connected with its designation, provide the theoretical and practical background for achieving the desired objectives. |
Through the analysis and discussion of two fundamental landmarks of journalism - the editorial and the opinion article – we shall seek to answer the conceptual aspects included in the learning objectives and to civic intervention dimension underlying this curricular unit.
|Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):|
|Continuous assessment: test, individual oral presentation, with subsequent discussion in the classroom. Participation in the classroom.|
|Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:|
|Carrying out work on a continuous and regular basis, as explained above, implies a direct and up-to-date contact with editorial samples and opinion articles of both national and foreign leading newspapers. The two main objectives if this curricular unit are thus achieved: to provide a theoretical basis, as well as a practical and civic experience.|
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