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CODE 72181
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/12
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Propedeuticità in ingresso
Per sostenere l'esame di questo insegnamento è necessario aver sostenuto i seguenti esami:
  • PEDAGOGICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION 8750 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • GENERAL SOCIOLOGY 66880 2020
  • EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES 10841 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • GENERAL SOCIOLOGY 66880 2020
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

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
20/01/2023 15:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
03/02/2023 15:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
17/02/2023 15:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
16/05/2023 15:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
27/06/2023 15:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
10/07/2023 15:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
24/07/2023 15:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
04/09/2023 15:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale