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CODE 56963
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/07
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The aim of the teaching is to offer an introduction to sociology. In a first part it presents the thought of the most relevant classical and contemporary sociologists, while in a second part it deals with comtemporary social institutions and processes. It provides the students with the basic skills needed to study and critically analyze the political and social issues at the very core of the whole study course.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

The course provides the knowledge of the way in which sociology interprets and analyzes the "living in society '' of different individuals, groups, cultures, in the context of traditional and contemporary societies, presenting the most recent developments of sociological theory and research.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Aim of the teaching is to provide the students with sociological tools useful to analyse and understand contemporary societies, relying on the theoretical and empirical contributions of classic and modern authors.

At the end of the teaching, students will be able

  • to know and use the basic glossary of social sciences;
  • to understand the concepts brought about by the main authors in the history of the sociological thought, such as Comte, Marx, Durkheim, Weber and Simmel, as well as Mead, Parsons, Merton, Goffman and Garfinkel, and to find relations between them;
  • to know the main mechanisms and processes characterizing social behaviour in its different dimensions and to use them in the explanation and in the comprehension of empirical cases.

PREREQUISITES

Even if it is a class of sociology, some basic knowledge of modern and contemporary history is required.

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal teaching, class in attendance.

In order to support and integrate textbooks, the teacher will upload teaching materials on Aulaweb, sending also links to videos related to the topics discussed.

Classes are scheduled in the second semester.

According to the rules about the access to the University premises in order to counter the COVID pandemic diffusion, only if necessary, lectures could be delivered also on the TEAMS platform. TEAMS code will be then available on AulaWeb.

Teams code

oqmxyg1

 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

In the first part, the teaching deals with the main authors in the history of sociological thought, both classic and contemporary, paying specific attention to Comte, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Parsons, Merton, Goffman and Garfinkel.

The second part is set to study the main social institutions and processes, analyzing the dynamics of social behaviour in its different dimensions and contexts:

  • the formation of modern society;
  • the weft of the social fabric;
  • culture and the rules of society;
  • differentiation and inequalities;
  • the reproduction of society;
  • economy and society;
  • population and territorial organization.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

PROGRAMME 10 CFU

F. Crespi, Il pensiero sociologico, Il Mulino, Bologna 2002 (except chapters: V, VII, VIII, XI e XII).

A. Bagnasco, M. Barbagli and A. Cavalli, Corso di sociologia, il Mulino, Bologna (last available edition, except chapters: VII, IX, XIII, XV, XVII, XXI e XXII).

PROGRAMME 9 CFU

F. Crespi, Il pensiero sociologico, Il Mulino, Bologna 2002 (tranne i capitoli: V, VII, VIII, XI e XII).

A. Bagnasco, M. Barbagli e A. Cavalli, Corso di sociologia, il Mulino, Bologna (ultima edizione disponibile, tutto tranne i capitoli: VII, IX, XIII, XIV, XV, XVII, XXI e XXII).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

AGOSTINO MASSA (President)

GRAZIELLA MARIA RITA MARTURANO

NICCOLO' MORELLI (Substitute)

PAOLO PARRA SAIANI (Substitute)

GIACOMO SOLANO (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Classes start in the second Semester, mid-February 2023.

Class schedule

SOCIOLOGY

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Exams are oral.

Please take note that, since the high number of students enrolled, exam sessions might take place on several days.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Exams are oral. Students are expected to answer at least three questions on the topics taught in the course.

Exams are held by the Professor, jointly with other colleagues in sociological disciplines.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
17/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
31/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
23/05/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
20/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
11/07/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
12/09/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

TEAMS: Channel "SOCIOLOGIA-SID"

Code: oqmxyg1

 

Students with DSA certification or other special educational needs are kindly requested to contact Prof. Aristide Canepa (aristide.canepa@unige.it) and teacher of this course in order to agree specific teaching and exam methods, if necessary.

https://unige.it/disabilita-dsa/studenti-disabilit%C3%A0-informazioni-utili