Semiotics of Political Communication

Course Information
TitleΣημειωτική της πολιτικής επικοινωνίας / Semiotics of Political Communication
Interdepartmental ProgrammeSemiotics, Culture and Communication
Collaborating SchoolsFrench Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Journalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600017722

Programme of Study: Semiotics, Culture and Communication

Registered students: 17
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-7.5

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successfully completing the course students will be able: a. To comprehend the semiotic characteristics of the diverse forms of political communication b. To utilize semiotics in analyzing and evaluating phenomena and cases of contemporary communication c. To design effective forms of political communication
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Politics as a communicative project – Communicating the nation-state – Political party identity – Election campaigns – Political rallies – Constructing the leader – Political communication in the web – Movemental communication
Narrative, multimodality, isotopy, non-verbal communcation, ritual, performativity, communciation design
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Βιβλιογραφία
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment80
Written assigments82
Student Assessment
Students are evaluated on the basis of an individual written essat (c. 4.000 words)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Chandler, D. 2007. Semiotics. The basics. Routledge Hall, Sean 2010. Αυτό σημαίνει αυτό, αυτό σημαίνει εκείνο. Δίαυλος Εdelman, Murray 1999. H κατασκευή του πολιτικού θεάματος. Παπαζήση Selg, Peeter & Andreas Ventsel 2020. Introducing Relational Political Analysis. Pοlitcal Semiotics as a Theory and Method. Palgrave Macmillan Kress, Gunther 2010. Multimodality: A social semiotic approach to contemporary communication. Routledge
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