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CODE 57747
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:



The course aim is to lead students through a path that allows them to orient themselves in sociology and to develop an informed and critical perspective on the structures and spheres of associated life. This will occur through conceptual transmission, also mediated by moments of common discussion.

At the end of the course the student shall have in his/her cultural background:

1) a knowledge of the main theoretical families of sociology;

2) the main notions on the most common methods and tools of social research

3) a comprehension of the areas of application of general sociology, with particular attention to the spheres of health and sport.

The learning of points 1,2 and 3 will be verified through a written test with multiple choice questions

4) an acquisition of the basic theoretical and methodological tools for building planning skills relating to health and sport in the socio-economic local context.

The learning of point 4 will be verified through a social project (micro-planning) created by the students (in groups of 1 to 4)


Frontal lessons with the aid of slides. Space will be given to collective discussion.

During the course, an exercise is planned to apply the methodological knowledge learned.

The lessons of 18 April, 19 April and 17 May will be dedicated to micro-social planning and design, with use and analysis of project documentation.



Place: Savona University Campus, Room AN4-Magna. Integrated course code: 57744 Behavioral Sciences and Techniques (it includes, in addition to General Sociology, General Psychology and Applied Pedagogy. Teaching code: 57447. Scientific disciplinary sector: General Sociology (SPS/07). CFU: 4. Hours of lectures: 40. Individual study required: 60 h.


The main notions of General Sociology will be presented and discussed: research areas and objects; theoretical approaches; methodological techniques and tools. The student must be able to orient her/himself within the discipline. They will have to acquire the conceptual bases and the technical vocabulary, also knowing how to apply these to problems proposed during the lessons or during the examination.

Most of the concepts illustrated in class will be found in the book adopted for the course. In-depth analysis, excursus and digressions will not be subject to final evaluation; further bibliographical references will be provided in class and, where possible, made available in the dedicated space on Aulaweb.

The sociologist Deborah Erminio and the social designer Giovanni Durante will collaborate to the course. This part will be dedicated to providing information that will allow students to develop a social project relating to the themes of sport and health. The issues of defining aims, objectives, methods, phases, activities, targets, expected results, budget and financing will be addressed. Students, divided in groups, will be asked to design and write a project, which will then be discussed in class. 


Textbook: Plummer Ken, The first book of sociology, Routledge, London, 2022

Any other extracts from texts or essays will be made available on Aulaweb for the exclusive use of attending students.

For non-attending students the text is only the one indicated.

Recommended text: Salisci Mario, Un corpo educato. Sport, cultura e società, FrancoAngeli, Milan, 2016


Exam Board







April 5 2024       fri       h. 2 - 6 pm

April 18 2024     thu     h. 2 - 6 pm

April 19 2024      fri       h. 2 - 6 pm

April 26 2024      thu     h. 2 - 6 pm

May 2 2024         thu     h. 2 - 6 pm

May 3 2024         fri       h. 2 - 6 pm

May 10 2024       fri       h. 2 - 6 pm

May 16 2024       thu     h. 2 - 6 pm

May 17 2024       fri        h. 2 - 6 pm

May 24 2024       fri        h. 2 - 6 pm


Room: AN4 Magna (Savona University Campus)

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy



The dates of the exam sessions will be made available later and will be coordinated with the other courses included in the course Behavioral Sciences and Techniques, namely Applied Pedagogy and General Psychology.

The appeals will be 7 and will be written. The venue will be in Genoa, address and classroom will be communicated in time.

Exam program:

Attendance at least 70% of the lessons, equal to 28 hours.

The exam text is: Plummer Ken, The first book of sociology, Routledge, London, 2022. The parts of the book that will be the subject of learning verification will be communicated in class.

For students attending the social plannig laboratory:

During the course, a summary version of  the texbook will be provided in slides. This will include notions and concepts whose learning will be verified.

The exam will take place in written form through a questionnaire comprising 25 questions, 20 multiple choice with three options, of which only 1 is correct, 5 open questions with short answer. Each question will be worth 1 point for evaluation purposes. Multiple choice questions will be awarded 1 for any correct answer; open answers will be evaluated for fractions of whole numbers too.

The final grade will be made up of the outcome of the written test (max 25 points) and the evaluation of a paper (micro-social project) which will be evaluated from 0 to 5 points.

For students non-attending the social plannig laboratory:

The exam will take place in written form through a questionnaire including multiple choice questions with three options, of which only 1 is correct, and open questions with short answers.  The questions will focus on the entire exam text.


The written exam will verify theoretical and methodological knowledge.

For attending students, the social project exercise will verify the ability to apply the knowledge learned in the socio-economic context of reference.

During the course, moments of discussion will be used to evaluate the learning of the concepts transmitted to propose the explanation again and, if necessary, to deepen into its aspects.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
03/06/2024 15:00 GENOVA Orale
18/06/2024 15:00 GENOVA Orale
10/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2024 15:00 GENOVA Orale
30/09/2024 15:00 GENOVA Orale
07/01/2025 15:00 GENOVA Orale
13/02/2025 15:00 GENOVA Orale


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