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GENERAL SOCIOLOGY

CODE 80236
ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020
CREDITS 6 credits during the 1st year of 8752 Communication science (L-20) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/07
TEACHING LOCATION SAVONA (Communication science)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course introduces the study of human societies outlining the basic concepts and domains of sociological analysis, theories, sociological methods and tools for understanding and the analysis of contemporary societies both at "micro" and local both "macro", national, European and global level. Particular attention is devoted to the great changes in society, the governance of security and ignored insecurities since 1990 and the communication in this field.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The first module provides a general introduction to sociology. The goal is to understand and apply key sociological concepts and social theories. The class aims to develop the knowledge and skills required to analyse the organization of societies. The goal will be accomplished by introducing students to the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology.

AIMS AND 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 .

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

 6 UFC-36 h., 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:

David Croteau, William Hoynes, Sociologia generale. Temi, concetti, strumenti, Milano, McGraw-Hill, 2015

 

Recommended literature (monograph):

Benasso S., Stagi L., Ma una madre lo sa? La responsabilità della corretta alimentazione nella società neoliberale, GUP ( http://gup.unige.it/node/185)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LUCA GIUSEPPE QUEIROLO PALMAS (President)

FEDERICO RAHOLA (President)

LUISA STAGI (President)

ENRICO FRAVEGA

LUCA GILIBERTI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

 6 UFC-36 h., in-class, with slides, film and web pages projection

LESSONS START

 September 2019

Class schedule

GENERAL SOCIOLOGY

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written exam and oral exam.

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
08/01/2020 09:00 SAVONA Scritto + Orale
21/01/2020 09:00 SAVONA Scritto + Orale
05/02/2020 09:00 SAVONA Scritto + Orale
05/06/2020 09:00 SAVONA Scritto + Orale
19/06/2020 09:00 SAVONA Scritto + Orale
10/07/2020 09:00 SAVONA Scritto + Orale
23/07/2020 09:00 SAVONA Scritto + Orale
08/09/2020 09:00 SAVONA Scritto + Orale