What is the career of Social Communication?

The Faculty of Social Communication has as Mission to train social communicators active subjects of history, committed to the national reality, truth and justice that, through their professional intervention, contribute to the construction and strengthening of participatory spaces of dialogue, agreement and respect for the service of peace.

Therefore, the Faculty offers a space for reflection and action on the role of communication as a privileged scenario for the production, reproduction and transformation of social reality. The relevance of a communication program for peace is evident in relation to the need to train communicators aware of their country and its history, through a curriculum linked to the construction and strengthening of new forms of citizenship and spaces inclusive public.

The strengths of the program lie in its humanistic vision; a problematic pedagogical view that develops through a modular system of thematic axes; the possibility of opting for a year of professional internships in different organizations and media; the possibility of using equipment with adequate technology and the recognition of students and graduates from a profile of participation and development of social processes.

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By 2025, it will be a research and professional reference, as well as an interlocutory and guiding body, of the studies and analyzes on the different modalities of violence, conflict (s) and peace, from a conception of communication for the mediation and visibility of social problems. Likewise, consolidate as an academic project with high levels of quality that impacts the local, regional, national and international environment.

goals

  • Form social communicators from an integral humanistic framework, which focuses on the development and proper use of all communication tools and strategies.
  • Form social communicators capable of respecting and making visible the diverse opinions, in such a way that communicative practices are not exclusive but, on the contrary, recognize plurality and diversity.
  • Form social communicators as mediators in the different meanings of the conflict, in the perspective of promoting more harmonious social relations.
  • Form social communicators equipped with conceptual, technical and technological tools for the development of communicative products in different contexts, whether directly related to social actors or communication companies.
  • Form social communicators capable of critically reading the social environment at a local, regional, national and international level, in such a way that they promote communicative processes thought through holistic and integral readings of the specific problems of the contexts.
  • Train social communicators capable of promoting and participating in research processes where the field of communication has an influence on the formulation of alternative solutions to a multiplicity of problems.

Graduation profile

The tomasino communicator will be able to investigate the theoretical foundations and communication processes. Similarly, once the person performs professional practice, with training and evaluation inputs from the employer and / or place of practice, each of these profiles is materialized.

  • Will be able to know and critically analyze the national and global situation in its different facets: economic, political, social and cultural.
  • Know and handle the different languages ​​and structures of the media in order to use them appropriately according to the needs of the population and in accordance with ethical principles (Capacity for writing, expression and discourse of reality).
  • As a communicator for peace, he will be a professional who critically addresses the context, fosters dialogical spaces and develops mediation and conciliation dynamics as methods for dealing with conflicts.

Occupational profile

With respect to the occupational profile, the Tomasino communicator will be able to perform in the following scenarios:

  • As a researcher of the communication processes in its different modalities: interpersonal, organizational, educational and massive.
  • As a producer of messages that are disseminated by the media and manager of those same media.
  • As a planner, manager and evaluator of communication projects that meet the needs of communities, governmental and non-governmental organizations, public good institutions and companies in the productive sector.
  • As a mediator in the necessarily conflicting contexts of the construction of the social, the political, the public, the cultural and the economic.

Area of ​​work performance

Regarding job training and from a statistical view confirms that 74% of our graduates are linked in Mass Media Communication, Public and Private Organizations from the journalistic, organizational, conflict and communication - education within the profile of training program for peace. The profile has generated spaces in different entities and communities that assume social problems with the participation and responsibility of those who work in them.

Taking into account the sector where the Social Communicator for Peace works, it is concluded that 31% work in the public sector in activities related to communication, 24% work in the private sector, 19% work in NGOs And finally 26% although they are working, they do not do it in areas related to the academic training received. The above shows that 74% of graduates are working and the remaining 26% are working in fields other than communication.

Curriculum

First semester

  • Introduction to Communication Research
  • Theories of Communication I
  • Writing Workshop
  • Analysis of the Reality in Contexts of Peace
  • Institutional Philosophy
  • Henry Didon Chair

Second semester

  • Approach to Research Problems in Communication
  • Theories of Communication II
  • Text Production Workshop
  • Analysis of Narratives and Media Languages
  • Theories of Peace
  • Logical thinking
  • Anthropology
  • English I

Third semester

  • Methods and techniques of Communication Research
  • Communication and language
  • Argumentation Workshop
  • Still image
  • Praxis for Peace
  • Epistemology
  • English II

Fourth semester

  • Dialogs and Construction of Theoretical Frameworks in Communication
  • Communication in Latin America (Actors and Social Movements)
  • Semiotics
  • Colombian and Latin American Literature
  • Graphic and Printed Communication
  • Communication and Sound Production
  • Project Management in Communication
  • Theological culture
  • English III

Fifth semester

  • Data Analysis and Construction of Communication Research Matrices
  • History, Globalization and Culture
  • Writing and Production of Academic Texts Workshop
  • Communication for Peace in the Context of Development and Social Change
  • Communication and Audiovisual Production
  • Strategic communication
  • Political Philosophy
  • English IV

Sixth semester

  • Fieldwork of Research in Communication
  • Introduction to Professional Fields
  • Communication and Multimedia Production
  • Transmedia Theory and Production
  • Management and Strategies for Peace
  • Ethics
  • English v

Professional Field Communication in Conflict. Seventh semester

  • Formulation and Project Management I
  • Legislation in Communication
  • Communication in Conflict (Professional Field I (*))
  • Communication Speech and Reality (Professional Field II)
  • Communications for Peace Strategies (Professional Field III)
  • Conflict Communication Seminar
  • Elective I
  • English VI

Professional Field Communication in Conflict. Eighth semester

  • Formulation and Project Management II
  • State Society and Culture (Professional Field IV (*))
  • Conflict Mediation and Resolution (Professional Field V)
  • Conflict Communication Deepening Seminar
  • Elective II

Professional Field Organizational Communication. Seventh semester

  • Research and Management of Organizational Projects
  • Legislation in Communication
  • Organizational Communication I (Professional Field I (*))
  • Strategic Thinking (Professional Field II)
  • Business Development (Professional Field III)
  • Seminar in Organizational Communication
  • Elective I
  • English VI

Professional Field Organizational Communication. Eighth semester

  • Administration and Management of Organizational Projects
  • Organizational Communication II (Professional Field IV (*))
  • Communication Management (Professional Field V)
  • In-Depth Seminar in Organizational Communication
  • Elective II

Professional Field Communication-Education. Seventh semester

  • Formulation and Project Management I
  • Legislation in Communication
  • Education and Media I (Professional Field I (*))
  • Education, Interculturality and Media (Professional Field II)
  • Design and Implementation of Communicative-Educational Strategies (Professional Field III)
  • Seminar in Communication Education
  • Elective I
  • English VI

Professional Field Communication-Education. Eighth semester

  • Formulation and Project Management II
  • Education and Media I (Professional Field IV (*))
  • Communication, Education and Fields of Action (Professional Field V)
  • Seminar of Deepening in Communication Education
  • Management and Strategies for Peace
  • Elective II

Professional Field Public Journalism. Seventh semester

  • Formulation and Project Management I
  • Legislation in Communication
  • Journalistic Genres and Strategies (Professional Field I (*))
  • Communication, Conflict and Journalism (Professional Field II)
  • Investigative Journalism (Professional Field III)
  • Public Journalism Seminar
  • Elective I
  • English VI

Professional Field Public Journalism. Eighth semester

  • Formulation and Project Management II
  • Journalistic Genres and Strategies II (Professional Field IV (*))
  • Communicative Strategies for Public Journalism (Professional Field V)
  • Seminar on Deepening in Public Journalism
  • Elective II

Ninth semester

  • Professional practices
  • Degree work
  • Optional Chair

General information

  • SNIES code: 4114
  • Qualified registry: Resolution n ° 16341 of October 25, 2011 with effect of 7 years
  • Face-to-face modality
  • Title awarded: Social Communicator
  • Duration: 9 Semesters
  • Hours: Day
  • City: Main Headquarters, Bogotá DC (Carrera 9 No. 51-11)
Program taught in:
  • Spanish (Colombia)

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