Curricular Unit:Code:
Theory and History of Communication and Journalism1111THCJ
1UndergraduateCommunication Sciences6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
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. Use historical knowledge to understand the origins, evolution and present of journalism and its theories and to interpret journalism and the relations between journalism and society in the past and in the present. Obtain new knowledge and apply knowledge obtained through carrying out research work and journalistic work.
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 (80%) 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 (20%). 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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McQUAIL, D. (2003). Teoria da Comunicação de Massas. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
McQUAIL, D. & DEUZE, M. (2020). Media and Mass Communication Theory. London: Sage.
SOUSA, J. P. (2006). Elementos de Teoria e Pesquisa da Comunicação e dos Media. Porto: UFP.
SOUSA, J. P. (Coord.) (2008). Jornalismo: História, Teoria e Metodologia da Pesquisa. Porto: UFP.
SOUSA, J. P. (Org.) et al. (2014). History of the Press in the Portuguese-Speaking Countries. Lisboa: Media XXI.
SOUSA, J. P. (Org.). (2018). Notícias em Portugal: Estudos sobre a imprensa informativa (séculos XVI-XX). Lisboa: ICNOVA.
TRAQUINA, N. (2003). Jornalismo. Lisboa: Quimera.
WOLF, M. (2006). Teorias da Comunicação. Lisboa: Presença.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Jorge Pedro Sousa (