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CODE 66785
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/12
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • SAVONA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
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 their public representation in movies and media communication.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course explores a multiplicity of themes and approaches developed within the sociology of deviance, encouraging students to move beyond a theoretical approach to deviance and control in order to understand their public representation. Particularly, it aims at: encouraging students' autonomy; increasing their ability in critically assessing how academic theories are translated into public discourses, for example in film and media; developing their critical capability in the analysis of media communication on social deviance and control.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course has as its main objectives:

  • to provide a compendium of the main sociological theories on deviance and social control;

  • to describe their public representation;

  • to understand the contribution of this theoretical discourse to the production and governance of the deviant.

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • acquire a basic vocabulary on discourses on deviance and social marginality;
  • understand how academic theories are translated in public speeches (e.g. in the cinema and media);
  • critically interpret media communication on deviance and control;
  • present the knowledge acquired in oral and written form.

PREREQUISITES

Students must have passed the General Sociology exam.

TEACHING METHODS

Combination of traditional lectures (approx.20 hours), tutorials and classroom discussions of video and assignments presented by working groups of students (approx. 16 hours).

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course is chiefly aimed to describe the most relevant models of interpretation of deviant phenomena and their control. A brief description of the main  sociological research methods on deviance will be also provided. Then, through the presentation of empirical researches, the focus will shift to processes, practical and discursive strategies, implemented by institutional (and non-institutional) apparatuses, which contribute to the "construction" the governance of deviant and marginal people.  Students will be encouraged to work together on group projects in order to develop critical skills in reading and analysing deviance and social control representations through different media. 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Attending students:

Texts and materials to be studied will be indicated at the start of the course.

Non-attending students:

- F. Prina, Devianza e criminalità. Concetti, metodi di ricerca, cause, politiche, Carocci, Roma 2019; 

 L. Benvenga e C. Rinaldi,  (a cura di), Devianza conflitti e media. La scuola di Birmingham, Mimesis, Milano 2020

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

March 2022

Class schedule

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EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Attending Students. After the lectures, a written exercise on the topics covered in the course will be carried out, which will also include an independent elaboration of the proposed texts.

Non-attending Students. The exam is written with open questions. The written exam may be supplemented, at the student's discretion, by an oral exam, which will take the form of an average score.

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
17/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
31/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
14/02/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
27/05/2024 10:00 SAVONA Scritto + Orale
11/06/2024 10:00 SAVONA Scritto + Orale
25/06/2024 10:00 SAVONA Scritto + Orale
09/07/2024 10:00 SAVONA Scritto + Orale
05/09/2024 10:00 SAVONA Scritto + Orale