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CODE 108628
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/07
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

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 course aims to develop the knowledge and skills that are needed for students to analyze the organization of societies.

This  objective will be accomplished through introducing students to the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

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

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

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.

-          Youth Studies.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Required literature:

First part

David Croteau, William Hoynes, Sociologia generale. Temi, concetti, strumenti, Milano, McGraw-Hill, (qualsiasi edizione)

Paolo Jedlowski, Il mondo in questione. Introduzione alla storia del pensiero sociologico, Milano, Carocci.

Monographic 

choose one of the texts

Vincenza Pellegrino, Futuri possibili. Il domani nelle scienze sociali, Verona, ombrecorte.

Luisa Stagi, Sebastiano Benasso, Aggiungi un selfie a tavola, Milano Egea.

Elisa Giomi, Sveva Magaraggia, Relazioni brutali. Genere e violenza nella cultura mediale, Bologna, Il Mulino

Further readings will be shared on Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LUISA STAGI (President)

SEBASTIANO BENASSO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

28 September 2022

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written and oral examination.

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

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
16/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
24/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
20/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
25/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Slides, papers and other materials in English are available on request for international students. International students are also entitiled to take the exam in English.