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  • What are Uninettuno Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

    Thanks to the UNINETTUNO MOOCs you will be able to freely follow the lectures of the best Italian and international lecturers drawn from a selection of the best courses of UNINETTUNO, in Italian, English and Arabic; you will have at your disposal digitised and indexed on-demand video lectures, usable on a PC as well as on smart phone and tablet, including hypertextual links to more-in-depth study materials (books and articles, practice work, slides, bibliographical references, lists of websites). You will also have at your disposal a collaborative discussion environment, a thematic forum by means of which you will be able to exchange views with your colleagues on the issues dealt with in the lectures, discuss the practice work done, cooperatively create new knowledge in a process that will see you active players of your own learning process.

  • How to get Credits (European Credits Transfer System) with Uninettuno MOOC

    If you have enjoyed the MOOCs experience, you can transform it into an actual asset for your academic and professional career: by enrolling in the corresponding UNINETTUNO university course, you will be included into a class and have the support of a tutor who will guide you along your learning path; you will be able to participate in a course delivery cycle, interact with professors and tutors in real time in UNINETTUNO virtual classrooms on the Web (on live streaming) or in UNINETTUNO Island of Knowledge on Second Life; the tracking of your activities on the MOOCs will be recorded and you will be acknowledged as an attending student and will be able to sit for the exam that will allow UNINETTUNO to officially assign you – in case of success – the university study credits corresponding to the selected courses, based on the Credits (European Credits Transfer System) - European Credit Transfer System, recognised by the Italian and by EU universities.


The course # of Uninettuno allows you to get # university credits according with the European System ECTS (European Credits Transfer System) and legally recognized by European and International Universities.
In order to get credits you need to study online following the Uninettuno model until the final exam.
The certification fee of the course # is # Euros that you can pay by Bank transfer to:

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Once you have paid the registration fee for the single course you will be contacted by our student secretariat to arrange your online studies.
If you prefer you can contact our student secretariat by email at info@uninettunouniversity.net to be driven into the path of registration.

Communications, Media and Advertising (running until all currently enrolled students will have completed their studies) (Academic Year 2013/2014)

Aesthetics and analysis of artistic languages (new edition)

Credits: 6
Available languages: EN, IT
Language: English
Course description
The course is designed to be a systematic introduction to aesthetics, and to the various transformations it has undergone since its founding in the 18th century. We begin by moving from Baumgartner to Kant, then Hegel, Nietzsche, Croce and Heidegger, until arriving at contemporary aesthetics, addressed from the point of view both of continental philosophy (contemporary phenomenology in particular) and of analytical philosophy. Through assigned texts and course lectures we examine the issues that have underpinned aesthetic discourse since its origins in ancient thought, such as beauty, the sublime, the nature of the arts, the relationship between art and truth, the relationship between sensory knowledge and intellectual knowledge.
The course is built in such a way as to be accessible to those without prior knowledge of philosophy. It will be be useful , however, to re-examine some of the theoretical issues addressed in semiotics, art history and literature courses (such as signs, meaning, representation, narrative).
The course aims to introduce students to the fundamental issues of aesthetics, understood both as a philosophy of sensory knowledge and as a philosophy of the arts. At the end of the course students will understand how different traditions of thought have developed aesthetic judgments, their foundations, the complex nature of works of art, and the different ways in which they allow us to build new perspectives through which to view the world .
The course examines the central themes of aesthetics, from its origins to the present day: the initial definition of aesthetics, the relationship between intellectual knowledge and sensory knowledge, aesthetic judgment, the nature of beauty and the different ways in which this has been analyzed, the nature of artistic representations, the relationship between art and truth, the relationship between art and mass society.
D’Angelo P., Franzini E., G. Scaramuzza, Estetica, Raffaello Cortina Editore. D’Angelo P., Estetica, Laterza. In addition to the required texts we recommend for further study: Franzini, E., Introduzione all’Estetica, Il Mulino; Franzini, E., Mazzocut-Mis, Estetica, Bruno Mondadori; Chiodo S., La rappresentazione, Bruno Mondadori
Course exercises allow students to address some of the central themes of the course. Other questions or issues can be presented during discussions, allowing the tutor to stay abreast of the learning process and to address any difficulties that students might have.
Elio Franzini
Video professors
Prof. Tonino Griffero - Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" (Roma - Italia)
Prof. Simona Chiodo - Politecnico di Milano (Milano - Italy)
Prof. Elio Franzini - Università di Milano (Milano - Italy)
Prof. Paolo D Angelo - Università Roma Tre (Roma - Italy)
List of video lessons
Elio Franzini
    •  Lesson n. 2: Bello/Brutto 
Elio Franzini
Simona Chiodo
Simona Chiodo
Simona Chiodo
Simona Chiodo
Tonino Griffero
Tonino Griffero
Tonino Griffero
Tonino Griffero
Tonino Griffero
Tonino Griffero
Paolo D Angelo
Paolo D Angelo
Paolo D Angelo
Paolo D Angelo
Paolo D Angelo
Paolo D Angelo


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