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CODE 104860
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/07
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

In the frame of a sociological scientific perspective, classes are set to provide the students with the theoretical tools and the empirical materials necessary to understand migratory processes and their social consequences, in the origin as well as in the destination Countries, paying specific attention to the integration policies.

 

With regard to the ONU Agenda 2030 for sustainable development, the course deals in particular with topics related to the goals:

08 - Productive employment and sustainable economic growth

10 - Reduce inequality within and among Countries

11 - Safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements

16 - Peaceful and inclusive societies, accountable and inclusive institutions 

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide students with theoretical tools and empirical materials for understanding migration phenomena and their social consequences, both in countries of origin and destination.

At the end of the course, students will be able to know the dynamics of some particular areas of migration processes, including:

- the integration of migrants into the labour market and their transition to self-employment;

- migrant women and transnational families;

- the "second generations";

- the political dimension of the migration phenomenon;

- in-depth analysis of some problematic aspects, including: discrimination and racism; refugees and forced migration.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Classes are set to provide the students with the sociological tools necessary to study and understand: migratory processes, in their theoretical and empirical dimensions; the main theories about migration; the social transformation brought about by these processes in both origin and destination Countries; the integration policies.

PREREQUISITES

Some general knowledge of sociology is required.

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal teaching, classes in attendance.

In order to support and integrate textbooks, the teacher will upload teaching materials on Aulaweb.

Classes are scheduled in the first semester.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Classes will start from the description of the general frame of reference for migratory processes, then they wil deal with the main social actors emerging from such processes. Their political dimension is also considered, along with the main problematic aspects of migration.

In more details, among others, classes will focus on the following issues:

- migrants in the labour market and their transition to indipendent economic activities;

- female migrants and transnational families;

- “second generations”;

- the political dimensions of migration and the integration policies.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Ambrosini M., Sociologia delle migrazioni, Il Mulino, Bologna 2020 (terza edizione).

Massa A. (a cura di), Migrazioni internazionali e percorsi di integrazione, PM edizioni, Varazze 2023.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

AGOSTINO MASSA (President)

PAOLO PARRA SAIANI (President Substitute)

GRAZIELLA MARIA RITA MARTURANO (Substitute)

NICCOLO' MORELLI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Classes are scheduled in the first semester, starting in mid-September 2024.

Code Teams:

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Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Exams are oral and are held by the Professor, jointly with other colleagues in sociological disciplines.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Exams are oral. Students are expected to answer at least three questions on the topics taught in the course.

Exams are held by the Professor, jointly with other colleagues in sociological disciplines.

The exam allows to assess the students' abillity to describe and discuss theoretical aspects and empirical examples related to migratory processes and the social transformation brought about by them in both origin and destination Countries.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students with DSA certification or other special educational needs are kindly requested to contact prof. Aristide Canepa (aristide.canepa@unige.it) and the teacher of this course in order to agree specific teaching and exam methods, if necessary.

https://unige.it/disabilita-dsa/studenti-disabilit%C3%A0-informazioni-utili

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Decent work and economic growth
Decent work and economic growth
Reduce inequality
Reduce inequality
Sustainable cities and communities
Sustainable cities and communities
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Partnerships for the goals
Partnerships for the goals