|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||SPS/07|
The course aims to provide the student with the basic categories of sociological analysis needed to understand contemporary reality through the illustration of concepts used by sociology (culture and society, groups, organizations, family, deviance, inequality, education, mobility, migration, Economy, work, power), analyzing globalization and its influence on everyday life, illustrating strategies, techniques and tools of social research
This course aims to illustrate the main concepts of sociological analysis in order to understand contemporary society, and will provide students with the primary strategies, techniques and tools used in social research.
This course will specifically focus on the issue of sustainability: the topic will be historically and critically analyzed, and all its various interpretations and by-products will be discussed. The course, supported by various case studies, will provide students with specific knowledge to approach design projects from an ecological perspective, taking into account the different renewable energy production technologies, environmental impact reduction techniques, and, most importantly, all the various production process control and management strategies (product life-cycle certification and analysis, embodied energy reduction, eco-compatible materials usage, strategies to control resources, waste, packaging, transport, etc.).
By the end of this course, students will be expected to be able to understand the sociological concepts of culture, society, groups, organizations, family, deviance, inequalities, education, mobility, migration, economy, work, and power, and to analyze the influence of globalization on everyday life.
Students will be expected to know the main strategies, techniques and tools of social research, as well as be able to actively take part in social research by developing tools (questionnaires, interview forms) and to carry out elementary data analysis.
Basic linguistic knowledge, ability to make connections, minimal notions of history and the main political and social changes that have occurred in the modern era.
Front lectures in attendance, with possibility of participation in thematic seminars on the topics discussed, Aulaweb.
The course provides the basics of sociology, focusing in particular on the following topics:
What is the object of sociology? The formation of modern society; The texture of the social fabric; Culture, identity, socialization; Language and communication. Standards, Deviance and Crime, Layering, Social Classes and Social Mobility, Gender and Age Differences, Breeds, Ethnicities and Nations, Family and Marriage, Education and Education, Economics and Society, Labor, Manufacturing and Consumption, Politics and Administration, Population and Social Organization in Space
Specific materials in English for foreign students will be provided by the professor. Foreign students must contact the professor at the beginning of the course
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Written and oral. Students who intend to take the exam must sign up for “scritto e orale” (“written and oral”) in the appeals indicated in the exam session. Preliminary signing up to examination is compulsory.
The exam will be realized in written mode (5 open questions, 4 in the manual and 1 in the reading book), with possible oral integration if requested by the professor or the student for further assessment of the preparation.
All students are invited to periodically consult the page of this course on the AulaWeb e-learning portal (accessible from the University site or at: http://www.aulaweb.unige.it/). All information and materials related to this course are provided exclusively on that site.