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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 .
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.
36 h., 6 UFC, in-class, with slides, film and web page
- 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.
David Croteau, William Hoynes, Sociologia generale. Temi, concetti, strumenti, Milano, McGraw-Hill, 2022 (third edition) - with the only exclusion of chapter 3
Stagi L. e Benasso S. (2021), Aggiungi un selfie a tavola. Il cibo nell’era dei food porn media, Milano, Egea
Integrative materials will be provided through the Aulaweb platform.
Office hours: The office hours for students are provided immediately after each lesson and/or requested by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
STEFANO POLI (President)
SEBASTIANO BENASSO (President Substitute)
VALERIA SILVIA PANDOLFINI (Substitute)
II semester starting from February 14h 2022
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
International students are invited to contact the Professor to agree upon the modalities for examination.
Learning results will be verified 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.