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METHODOLOGY OF SOCIAL RESEARCH (SOCIOLOGY)

CODE 98519
ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020
CREDITS 6 credits during the 1st year of 8752 Communication science (L-20) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/08
TEACHING LOCATION SAVONA (Communication science)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The second module introduces the methods of visual sociology. Visual sociology purports to study visual images as cultural products. The goal of the second oart is to study visual output: its production, consumption and meaning in society.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

To develop a critical knowledge on the place of images in contemporary societies

To develop an introductory knowledge on filmic and visual methods applied to social theory and research

TEACHING METHODS

The course opts for a teaching method focused on participation, direct experience, knowledge co-production. The course will use films and images produced by the Laboratory for Visual Sociology

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course will explore possibilitues and the transformation involved by visual methodology in social description and interpretation in the following fields:

-urban studies

-migrations

-emprisonment

gender studies

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

P. Burke, Eyewitnessing, London: Cornell University Press, N.Y 2003

Queirolo Palmas L, Stagi L. ( a cura di), Fare sociologia visuale, Trento, Professional dreamers; (free download: http://www.professionaldreamers.net/?p=3500)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LUCA GIUSEPPE QUEIROLO PALMAS (President)

FEDERICO RAHOLA (President)

LUISA STAGI (President)

ENRICO FRAVEGA

LUCA GILIBERTI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The course opts for a teaching method focused on participation, direct experience, knowledge co-production. The course will use films and images produced by the Laboratory for Visual Sociology

LESSONS START

second semester

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

- For students attending classes: Discussion on a) a text elaborated by students; b) assigned books and articles

- oral exam on books and articles for students non attending classes  

ASSESSMENT METHODS

For students attending classes: the course will assess the students ability to articulate sociological knowledge with micro research experience in different fields

For all students: the course will assess the students ability to  applly visual theory and methods in the analysis of different social phenomena

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/01/2020 10:00 SAVONA Orale
31/01/2020 10:00 SAVONA Orale
14/02/2020 10:00 SAVONA Orale
11/06/2020 10:00 SAVONA Orale
25/06/2020 10:00 SAVONA Orale
09/07/2020 10:00 SAVONA Orale
23/07/2020 10:00 SAVONA Orale
08/09/2020 10:00 SAVONA Orale