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CODE 104890
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/11
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course is part the characterizing activities of the MA (“Historical-social, juridical-economic, political and international relations disciplines) and is held by Professors of the Department of Political Sciences. The course belongs to the scientific field of Sociology of political phenomena.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides students with the perspective with which political sociology studies the European Union. The objectives are

- to acquire the tools to analyse the forms, the outcomes, the problems related to the integration process, on a social and political level

- to acquire the competences to understand the features of the EU as a "post-national" society, in terms of institutional dynamics, redefinition of citizenship and social practices;

- to develop the ability to apply knowledge and understanding to specific contexts or case studies aimed at critical and autonomous analysis.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students will have acquired the following skills

1.         The specific knowledge with which the sociological perspective analyses European society, as a sui generis society, which is constructed and transformed by the interaction between the institutional dimension and the social practices developed within civil society and everyday life.

2.         The basic knowledge for the analysis of Europeanisation processes and for the understanding of the characteristics that define European society;

3.         The ability to understand the most relevant areas of social and political change affecting European society in the context of globalisation;

4.         The ability to apply knowledge and understanding to specific contexts or case-studies aimed at the critical and autonomous analysis of specific aspects, such as the Europeanisation of everyday life and European digitisation strategies, the future of European society in the post-Covid scenario.

The teaching adheres to the Unige Open Badge project, aimed at promoting the acquisition of soft skills.

As part of the teaching, a workshop is planned in which students will take part in an interactive/participatory workshop (e.g., world café; goal-oriented project planning), aimed to project a communication campaign/strategy and/or a research project. Following the workshop module, students - in groups - will develop the projects, from the proposals that emerged in the discussion - and present them at the end of class. An additional six hours (1 cfu) are provided for the presentation and discussion of the projects.

Participation in the workshop is worth acquiring the open badge, at the basic level, in the transversal skills "literacy-functional competence," "social competence," "project creation skills," and "personal competence." 

Open badges will be awarded to students who participate to the workshop.

 

PREREQUISITES

The acquisition of basic knowledge of sociology and political sociology is suggested.

To acquire a basic knowledge of political sociology we suggest:  Fabio de Nardis, Understanding Politics and Society, Springer, 2020.

To acquire a basic knowledge of sociology we suggest: Anthony Giddens and Philip W. Sutton, Essential concepts in Sociology, Polity Press, 2017.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures, group discussions of common readings, individual or group exercises.

If required by the epidemiological situation, the course will be held in distance learning mode, according to the specifications that will be published in good time on the AulaWeb instance.

Students are asked to register for the course on AulaWeb, where they will find teaching materials (texts, video lectures and any other materials), reference texts and up-to-date information on the structure of the course.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The teaching covers the following topics

1 Politics and society in Europe: a sociological perspective

2 Economic, political, social integration

3 The Institutional Architecture of the EU and the European Public Sphere

4 The Europeanisation of everyday life

5 The EU post-Brexit and post-Covid

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All students (attending and non-attending) are asked to study the texts listed in Aulaweb:

Foreign students are requested to contact the lecturers in order to agree on alternative texts.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LUCA RAFFINI (President)

ANDREA FABRIZIO PIRNI

MARCO LIBBI (Substitute)

ANNA REGGIARDO (Substitute)

DOMENICO ANDREA SCHIUMA (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

The lessons begin on September 17

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The examination will be oral. The exam must be taken in Italian. Students on ERASMUS mobility may take the exam in English, Spanish or French. The Commission is appointed by the Department Council and chaired by the course lecturers.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
12/12/2023 14:45 GENOVA Orale
09/01/2024 11:15 GENOVA Orale
23/01/2024 11:15 GENOVA Orale
21/05/2024 11:15 GENOVA Orale
11/06/2024 11:15 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2024 11:15 GENOVA Orale
10/09/2024 11:15 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students should register for teaching on aulaweb, where they will find up-to-date directions on the texts they need to read to take the exam

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