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1. General information
ECTS credits:
Academic year:
Main language:
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
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Lecturer: VANESA SAIZ ECHEZARRETA - Group(s): 30 
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Office hours

2. Pre-Requisites
Not established
3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession
Not established
4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E02 Capacity and ability to fluently and effectively express and communicate both orally and in writing, by adequately using the most appropriate linguistic and literary resources to each communication medium.
E10 Capacity and ability to design formal and aesthetic elements for written, graphic, audiovisual and digital media, as well as to use IT techniques for representation and conveyance of facts and data via infographic systems
E11 Capacity and ability to use Information and Communication technologies and techniques in the different media or in combined and interactive media (multimedia) systems.
E12 Capacity and ability to undertake core journalistic tasks in different subject areas, applying journalistic genres and procedures.
E13 Capacity for devising, planning and executing Information or Communication projects.
E14 Capacity to experiment and innovate by learning and using techniques and methods applied to improvement of quality and self-assessment processes. Develop capacity for autonomous learning, adaptation to change and creativity-driven innovation.
E17 Knowledge of current sciences, capacity to analyse their informative and communicative processing and ability to convey such knowledge and progress to a vast non-specialised public in an understandable and efficient manner.
E18 Egalitarian awareness with regards to individuals and peoples, respect for international human rights, and knowledge of the great cultural or civilising trends related to individual and collective fundamental values.
G01 B1 level of a second foreign language, as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
G02 Knowledge about Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
G03 Adequate oral and written communication skills.
G04 Ethical commitment and professional ethics.
G06 Apply and transmit journalistic knowledge in an understandable, professional and ethical manner to citizens.
G10 Learn techniques to search, identify, select and compile information, as well as the methods needed to critically analyse any type of sources, documents and facts, both to adequately process and transform them into significant information by using the relevant informative and communicative language.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Not established.
Additional outcomes
Recognize the main conceptual approaches about digital cultures and technology
Describe the sociotechnical dimensions and mechanisms for the production of discourses and representations in digital environments
Discuss the processes of socialization and the emerging forms of collective action in relationship with technology
Design a collaborative project oriented by the values of the pro-common culture
Appreciate and evaluate the self-learning process developed in an uncertainty context, as well as the collaborative work.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Digital cultures conceptualization
    • Unit 1.1: Software culture and big data
    • Unit 1.2: Virtual communities and digital identities
  • Unit 2: Sociology of technology and the Internet
    • Unit 2.1: Critical review of the concept of technology the end of technological determinism
    • Unit 2.2: Approach to the actor-network theory: concept of shared agency
    • Unit 2.3: Sociopolitical and cultural dimensions of technology: do artifacts have politics?
  • Unit 3: Technologic socialization
    • Unit 3.1: Remediation and social practices: bodies, affects and subjectivity
    • Unit 3.2: Public sphere and digital citizenship:new forms of collective action
    • Unit 3.3:
  • Unit 4: Social journalism: commitment and participation in communities
    • Unit 4.1: Journalism as mediation: the pro-common perspective
    • Unit 4.2: Listening techniques and evaluation of the communicative needs of a community
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Cooperative / Collaborative Learning E02 E07 E18 G03 G04 1.12 28 Y Y
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Cooperative / Collaborative Learning E02 E07 G02 G03 G04 1 25 Y N
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Debates E07 E15 G02 1 25 Y N
Final test [ON-SITE] Reading and Analysis of Reviews and Articles E02 E07 G03 G04 0.2 5 Y Y
On-line debates and forums [OFF-SITE] Online Forums E02 E07 G02 G03 0.6 15 N N
Group tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Group tutoring sessions E02 E07 E18 G03 G04 0.2 5 N N
Scientific paper reading and review [OFF-SITE] Reading and Analysis of Reviews and Articles E05 E15 G01 G02 0.8 20 N N
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study E05 E15 G01 G02 1.08 27 N N
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Practicum and practical activities reports assessment 70.00% 50.00% This section includes weekly reading tests, individual exercises and group work. The percentage of each practice will be published on the virtual campus.
Final test 30.00% 50.00% Individual theoritical essay.
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 13.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    To be able to pass the subject the minimum score in each of the sections (practices, assistance and theoretical essay) must be 4 out of 10 points.
    In this subject will be applied the evaluation criteria of the Degree in Journalism and those of the UCLM.
    Class attendance is required (at least 80% of the sessions).
    In case any section has been failed with less than a score of 4, the mathematical average wouldn¿t be calculated, and the score of the subject will be 4,9.

    Students who can not attend classes regularly will be able to pass the course by presenting a project work which will be developed with supervision.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Evaluation criteria not defined

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
Only the failed section must be retaken.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Cooperative / Collaborative Learning] 28
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Reading and Analysis of Reviews and Articles] 5
On-line debates and forums [AUTÓNOMA][Online Forums] 15
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Group tutoring sessions] 5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 27

Unit 1 (de 4): Digital cultures conceptualization
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Cooperative / Collaborative Learning] 7
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Debates] 7
Scientific paper reading and review [AUTÓNOMA][Reading and Analysis of Reviews and Articles] 5

Unit 2 (de 4): Sociology of technology and the Internet
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Cooperative / Collaborative Learning] 6
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Debates] 6
Scientific paper reading and review [AUTÓNOMA][Reading and Analysis of Reviews and Articles] 5

Unit 3 (de 4): Technologic socialization
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Cooperative / Collaborative Learning] 6
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Debates] 6
Scientific paper reading and review [AUTÓNOMA][Reading and Analysis of Reviews and Articles] 5

Unit 4 (de 4): Social journalism: commitment and participation in communities
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Cooperative / Collaborative Learning] 6
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Debates] 6
Scientific paper reading and review [AUTÓNOMA][Reading and Analysis of Reviews and Articles] 5

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Aibar, E. La vida social de las máquinas: orígenes, desarrollo y perspectivas actuales en la sociología de la tecnología 1996  
Bolter, David; Grusin, Richard Inmediatez, hipermediación, remediación CIC Cuadernos de Información y Comunicación 2011  
Cassin, Barbara and Syrotinski, Michael Google me Fordham University Press  
Computer History Museum Artificial Intelligence  
De Rivera, Javier Guía para entender y combatir el capitalismo digital Papeles de relaciones ecosociales y cambio social, 144. 2018  
De Rivera, Javier y Rendueles, Cesar Digitalización y cambio social. De las expectativas apocalípticas a la tecnopolítica del presente Cuaderno de Relaciones Laborales, Vol. 37 2019  
Denning, Peter J Great Principles of Computing 2008  
Evgeny Morozov La locura del solucionismo tecnológico Madrid Katz Editores 2015  
Evgeny Morozov Capitalismo Big Tech. ¿Welfare o neofeudalismo digital? Enclave de libros 2018  
Finn, Ed. What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing MIT 2017  
Gillmor, Dan Mediaactive. Creative Commons 2010  
Jeff Jarvis Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News CUNY Journalism Press 2014  
Kelty, CM Two Bits. La trascendencia cultural del software libre  
Lasen, A. y Casado, E. Mediaciones tecnológicas: cuerpos, afectos y subjetividades Madrid 9788474766585 2014  
Latour, Bruno Reensamblar lo social : una introducción a la teoría del act Manantial, 978-987-500-114-5 2008 Ficha de la biblioteca
Latour, Bruno Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory Oxford Oxford University Press 2005  
Lovink y San Vicente Geert Lovink y el abismo de las redes sociales. Entrevista La Grieta  
Lovink, Geert Social Media Abyss: Critical Internet Cultures and the Force of Negation Cambridge Polity Press 2016  
Manovich, L Software takes comand 2008  
Newport, Cal Quit social media 2019  
Peter J. Denning and Craig H. Martell Great Principles of Computing MIT Press 2015  
Rendueles, Cesar Sociofobia. El cambio político en la era de la utopía digital Capitán Swing 2013  
Sassen, Saskia Expulsiones : brutalidad y complejidad en la economía global Katz, 978-987-1566-95-2 (A 2015 Ficha de la biblioteca
Serrano, Ana (Ed.) Between the Public and Private in Mobile Communication Oxford Routledge 2017  
Tufekci, Zeynep Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest Yale University Press 2017  
Turkle, Sherry Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other 2012  
Woolgar, Steve Configuring the user: the case of usability trials The Sociological Review 38, no. 1 1990  

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