HISTORY OF THE BOOK AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

Academic year 2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title STORIA DEL LIBRO E BIBLIOGRAFIA SP.
Course code FM0178 (AF:273191 AR:158270)
Modality Frontal Lesson
ECTS credits 6
Degree level Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code M-STO/08
Period 1st Semester
Where VENEZIA
Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
The course is characterizing of several Master's Degrees in Humanities. The objective of the course is to provide advanced knowledge in bibliographic methodologies and history of the book
Expected learning outcomes
The course has two main objectives:
1. To approach the study of the history of the book, intended as a medium of communication, cultural object and repository of knowledge.
2. To illustrate in their historical evolution the bibliographical and catalographic tools that record the production of printed books: from Renaissance catalogues to the current on-line databases. A relevant part of the course will be devoted to training in the complex use of these research tools.
Pre-requirements
No specific prerequisites are required.
Contents
History of the printed book; Bibliography; bibliographical tools (printed catalogues and databases on-line). History of bibliographical tools as a means of ordering human knowledge.
Assessment methods
The written exam is a short essay (3000/3500 words) on a topic among those treated in class and in its discussion.
Teaching methods
The course is seminar-based and requires the active participation of students.
Part of the materials used in the lessons will be provided through the moodle platform
Teaching language
Italian
Type of exam
written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme
05/04/2018