|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||SPS/07|
|SECTIONING||This unit is divided into 2 sections:|
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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 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 .
1) Know the fundamental sociological concepts
2) Know the main sociological theories
3) Know the different fields of study of sociology
4) Knowing how to apply sociological concepts and theories to the analysis of social reality in different fields
At the end of the course the student knows the sociological concepts and theories, the different fields of study of sociology and is able to apply the sociological concepts and theories to the analysis of social reality in these fields.
Lectures, presentation and critical discussion of case studies, eventually working group with TBL method.
I. What is sociology. II. Formation of modern society. III. The social structures. IV. Culture, language and communication V. Social control, deviance and crime. YOU. The religion. VII. Stratification, social classes and social mobility. VIII. Gender and age differences. IX. Races, ethnicities and nations. X. Family and marriage. XI. Education. XII. Economy and society. XIII. Work, production and consumption. XIV. Politics and administration. XV. Population and organization of the territory.
Bagnasco A., Barbagli M., Cavalli A., 2013, Elementi di sociologia, Il Mulino, Bologna (tutto il volume).
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CLAUDIO TORRIGIANI (President)
VALERIA SILVIA PANDOLFINI (President Substitute)
STEFANO POLI (Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
For non-attending students the exam consists of a written test and an oral test. The written test consists of a test with 60 closed-ended questions, lasting 60 minutes in total, which is held on the platform https://esami.aulaweb.unige.it/. The evaluation of the test, in 30ths, is carried out by assigning 0.5 points for each correct answer. Only those who have passed the test, at the next session [NB], can take the oral test, evaluated in 30ths. The final mark consists of the average of the two marks.
NB: the student who, having passed the test, does not take the oral exam at the next useful session, must repeat the test.
For attending students [NB1] it is possible to use the modality foreseen for non attending students, and to carry out the intermediate tests that will be held during the course of the teaching with methods that will be explained in class. Each intermediate test will be evaluated in 30ths. If equal to or greater than 18/30 [NB2], the average of these tests allows the student to access the oral test by the summer session (between May and September 2021) [NB3]. The oral exam is evaluated in 30ths. The final mark consists of the average of the two marks.
NB1: students who attend lessons of 65% or more are considered attending.
NB2: Students who do not reach an average of 18/30 with intermediate tests must take the exam in the manner prescribed for non-attending students.
NB3: The student who with the intermediate tests reaches an average of 18/30 and does not take the oral test within the summer session, will have to take the exam in the manner prescribed for non-attending students.
Through the writing, the teacher verifies the student's acquisition of the fundamental concepts dealt with during the course, the ability to relate them to each other, the mastery of notions and technical language.
Through the oral exam, the teacher verifies the student's ability to discuss what has been learned and his competence in applying these learnings to social reality and real problems.