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CODE 108628
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/07
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Sociology is the study of the social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. This course offers a general introduction to sociology, with the aim to understand and apply key sociological concepts and social theories.

The course aims to develop the knowledge and skills that are needed for students to analyze the organization of societies.

This  objective will be accomplished through introducing students to the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Aim of the course is to provide a general introduction to the study of sociology and the main social theories. The course aims to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for students to analyze the organization of societies, to question the social world and to reflect scientifically on social phenomena.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of general sociology; applying knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology to analyze the organization of societies; ability to examine with scientific methods socio-cultural phenomena; disciplinary communication skills; ability to understand classical problems of sociology.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

-          Sociological inquiry and models of society;

-          Cultural and social functions of sociology;

-          Logic of inquiry in sociology;

-          The structure of social action; individual and social systems;

-          Basic social systems in modern societies;

-          Globalization and world society.

-          The social construction of reality.

-          Youth Studies.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Required literature:

First part

David Croteau, William Hoynes, Sociologia generale. Temi, concetti, strumenti, Milano, McGraw-Hill, (qualsiasi edizione)

Paolo Jedlowski, Il mondo in questione. Introduzione alla storia del pensiero sociologico, Milano, Carocci.

Monographic 

Further readings will be shared on Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

First semester

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

 

The exam includes a written part on the manuals and an oral part on the monographic book.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Learning results will be verified by written (semistructured) and oral examination, to check Knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology, disciplinary communication skills and ability to apply knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology to analyze the organization of societies. Written examination is about Manuale di sociologia; oral examination is about all required literature. Written examination: the grades are on a scale of 30; it is necessary to have at least 18/30 in the written exam for the oral exam. 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD).

Students with disabilities or SLD are reminded that to request exam accommodations, they must first upload their certification on the university's website at servizionline.unige.it in the "Students" section. The documentation will be verified by the Inclusion Services for Students with Disabilities and SLD of the University (https://rubrica.unige.it/strutture/struttura/100111).

Subsequently, with significant advance notice (at least 10 days) before the exam date, it is necessary to send an email to the professor who will administer the exam, copying both the School Inclusion Coordinator for students with disabilities and SLD (coordinator's email) and the above-mentioned service. The email must specify:

  • The name of the course
  • The date of the exam session
  • The student's last name, first name, and student ID number
  • The compensatory tools and dispensatory measures deemed functional and requested

The coordinator will confirm to the professor that the requester is entitled to request exam accommodations and that these accommodations must be agreed upon with the professor. The professor will respond, indicating whether the requested accommodations can be used.

Requests must be sent at least 10 days before the exam date to allow the professor to assess their content. Specifically, in the case of using concept maps for the exam (which must be much more concise than the maps used for studying), if the submission does not meet the deadlines, there will not be enough time to make any necessary modifications.

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