|Theory and History of Communication and Journalism||774THCJ|
|1||Undergraduate||Communication Sciences||6 ects|
|Learning Period:||Language of Instruction:||Total Hours:|
|Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:|
|To promote general knowledge about the history of journalism, the development of communicational thought, the journalistic speech, journalistic techniques and genres of journalistic expression.|
|The history of journalism and its relationship with the development of communicational thought. The communication thought and the effects of news messages. The journalistic discourse. Journalistic genres: theory and practice.|
|Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:|
|The syllabus addresses the major themes of the theory and history of communication and journalism. The course promotes the understanding of the fields of communication and journalism and their connections with individuals and society.|
|Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):|
|The teaching methodology is based on theoretical lectures, practical classes for query, analysis and interpretation of sources, in the elaboration of journalistic texts and images and in lectures with invited experts in the topics covered. Students’ evaluation will be continuous and the final classification will result of weighting the partial classifications of one exam (50%) and the results of each student's personal work, materialized in research and in the presentation of researches’ results and journalistic works (news, interviews and reportages) in the classroom (50%). The failure in continuous evaluation automatically sends the students to the final exam.|
|Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:|
|Being a course of fundamentally theoretical and theoretical-practical nature, lectures, supplemented with research carried out by each student and materialized in conducting and presenting research papers is pedagogically orthodox because it has been, over time, well- successful. Testing continues to be the most relevant instrument for assessing the knowledge and skills of students when theoretical content and the ability of analysis and interpretation of sources is on the table.|
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