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SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE

CODE 72181
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 10841 SCIENZE DELL'EDUCAZIONE E DELLA FORMAZIONE (L-19) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/12
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • PEDAGOGICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION 8750 (coorte 2020/2021)
    • GENERAL SOCIOLOGY 66880
    • EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES 10841 (coorte 2020/2021)
    • GENERAL SOCIOLOGY 66880
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course explores a variety of different themes within sociology of deviance and aims to encourage students to move beyond a mere theoretical approach to deviance and control in order to comprehend the practices of social policy and the administration of deviance.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Learning Outcomes

    • Have acquired knowledge of structure and working practices on deviance and control
    • Be able to study independently and self-manage learning
    • Have developed a critical evaluation of academic ideas as translated into the real-world environment

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course has as its main objectives:

    • to reconstruct the discourses and practices used in the production and government of the abnormal;
    • to highlight how the boundary between control and care practices is becoming increasingly permeable

    In particular, students will be able to

    • acquire a basic vocabulary on discourses on deviance and social marginality;
    • understand the operational practices of control and care agencies;
    • interpret the acquired knowledge critically;
    • present their knowledge orally and in writing.

    PREREQUISITES

    Students must have passed the General Sociology exam.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Combination of traditional lectures (approx.20 hours), tutorials and classroom discussions on case studies (approx. 16 hours). 

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The first part of the course will analyse the main theories on deviance and social control and develop a critical evaluation of academic ideas as translated into the real-world environment.

    The second part of the course will concentrate on structure and working practices on deviance and control, focussing specifically on the migrant and homeless people cases.

    Students will be encouraged to work together on group projects and to develop skills in critical reading and analysis on deviance and social control practices through classroom discussions of case studies. 

    Syllabus on Aulaweb at the start of the course.

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    No attending students:

    - F. Prina, Devianza e criminalità. Concetti, metodi di ricerca, cause, politiche, Carocci editore, Roma, 2019.
    - W. Baroni, G. Petti, Cultura della vulnerabilità, Pearson, Milano, 2014.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    GABRIELLA PETTI (President)

    FEDERICO RAHOLA

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    10th October 2022

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam will be consist of a brief essay (of approx. 3000 word) on a topic of student’s choosing, to be discussed with course tutor in advance.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The course assessment will be made up of tutorials and classroom discussions of assignments presented by working groups of students

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    20/01/2023 15:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    03/02/2023 15:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    17/02/2023 15:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale