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GENERAL SOCIOLOGY

CODE 55991
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
CREDITS 8 credits during the 2nd year of 8751 Psychological Sciences and Techniques (L-24) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/07
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Psychological Sciences and Techniques)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Sociology is the study of the social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. This course offers a general introduction to sociology, with the aim to understand and apply key sociological concepts and social theories.

The course aims to develop the knowledge and skills that are needed for students to analyze the organization of societies.

This  objective will be accomplished through introducing students to the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The primary objective of this course is to awaken students’ sociological imagination, by helping them to see how social forces and social environments affect human behaviors in multiple and complex ways.

Beginning with an examination of core sociological ideas on how societies are organized and the inherent strengths and problems within different social arrangements, the class then explores these sociological principles through concrete studies .

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of general sociology; applying knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology to analyze the organization of societies; ability to examine with scientific methods socio-cultural phenomena; disciplinary communication skills; ability to understand classical problems of sociology.

TEACHING METHODS

54 hours, 8 UFC, in-class, with slides, film and web pages projection

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

-          Sociological inquiry and models of society;

-          cultural and social functions of sociology;

-          logic of inquiry in sociology;

-          the structure of social action; individual and social systems;

-          basic social systems in modern societies;

-          globalization and world society.

-          The social construction of reality.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Required literature:

- N.J.  Smelser, Manuale di sociologia, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2011, 5° ed.. Esclusi capitoli XV, XVII e XVIII

- Jedlowski P., Il mondo in questione. Introduzione alla storia del pensiero sociologico, Carocci eidtore (edizioni dopo il 2009).

Recommended literature (choice one monograph):

A scelta uno solo tra i seguenti volumi:

S.Benasso, Generazione shuffle. Traiettorie biografiche tra reversibilità e progetto, Aracne, 2013.

G. Petti, L. Stagi, Nel nome del padre. Paternità e governo della famiglia neoliberale, Ombre Corte, 2015.

L. Stagi, Food PornL’ossessione per il cibo in tv e nei social media, Egea, 2016.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LUISA STAGI (President)

MAURO PALUMBO

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

54 hours, 8 UFC, in-class, with slides, film and web pages projection

Class schedule

GENERAL SOCIOLOGY

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written and oral examination

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Learning results will be verified by written (semistructured) and oral examination, to check Knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology, disciplinary communication skills and ability to apply knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology to analyze the organization of societies. Written examination is about Manuale di sociologia; oral examination is about all required literature. Written examination: the grades are on a scale of 30; it is necessary to have at least 18/30 in the written exam for the oral exam. 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
08/01/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale
08/01/2018 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
22/01/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale
22/01/2018 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
05/02/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale
05/02/2018 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
23/05/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
23/05/2018 11:00 GENOVA Orale
06/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
06/06/2018 11:00 GENOVA Orale
20/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
20/06/2018 11:00 GENOVA Orale
04/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
04/07/2018 11:00 GENOVA Orale
06/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale
06/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
06/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale
06/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
11/09/2018 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
19/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale
19/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
19/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale
19/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Scritto