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GENERAL SOCIOLOGY

CODE 80236
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 12 cfu during the 1st year of 8752 SCIENZE DELLA COMUNICAZIONE (L-20) - SAVONA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/07
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • SAVONA
  • 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.

    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):

    Stagi L., Benasso S., Aggiungi un selfie a tavola. Il cibo nell'era deo food porn media, Egea, 2021.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    LUCA GIUSEPPE QUEIROLO PALMAS (President)

    FEDERICO RAHOLA (President Substitute)

    LUISA STAGI (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

     September 30nd 2021.

    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
    11/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    24/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    07/02/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    23/05/2022 14:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    06/06/2022 14:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    20/06/2022 14:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    05/07/2022 14:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    05/09/2022 14:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale