ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION

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Code
60981
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9274 Product and nautical design (L-4) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/10
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Product and nautical design)
semester
2° Semester

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide some basic concepts of General Socioogy related to the living environment and forms of social communication and representation.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide some basic concepts related to the theories and methods of sociology aimed at clarifying the main social dynamics in the living environment, according to specific space-time variables, with particular attention to the theoretical and empirical connections with the Sociology of communication, in order to enable students to understand the main elements of socialization and their influence on individual and group behaviour, the most important evolutionary lines of social change and the relationship between society, culture and communication. Part of the course will be devoted to the description of the strategies and techniques of the social research methodology applied to the study of the environment and the territory.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

To illustrate the concepts used by sociology (culture and society, groups, organizations, family, deviance, inequality, education, mobility, migration, economy, work, power), analysis of globalization and its influence on everyday life. In particular, the illustration of these concepts will be linked to their relationship with the environment and the territory (with specific reference to the urban context, the citizens and the various social groups in it), paying attention to the media and communication aspects.

TEACHING METHODS

Front lectures in attendance, with possibility of participation in thematic seminars on the topics discussed, aulaweb.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course provides the basics of sociology, focusing in particular on the following topics:

The object of sociology and the various sociological paradigms. The formation of modern society and the underlying transformation of capitalism. The plot of the social fabric and its relationship with environment and territory: (social relations, groups, norms, values, power and conflict, collective behaviours). Culture, identity, socialization. Language and communication, the media and the new information and communication technologies. The forms of deviance and crime (their perception and media representation). Stratification, social classes and social mobility. Gender and age differences. Breeds, ethnicities and nations. Family and marriage. Education and education. Economy and Society. Work, production and consumption. Politics and administration. Population and social organization in space and territory.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Specific materials in English for foreign students will be provided by the professor. Foreign students must contact the professor at the beginning of the course.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: From Monday to Thursday 12: 00-14: 00 by previous appointment through e-mail to Stefano.poli@unige.it   ​

Exam Board

STEFANO POLI (President)

MATTEO COLLEONI (President)

NICCOLO' CASIDDU

PAOLO ROSASCO

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Front lectures in attendance, with possibility of participation in thematic seminars on the topics discussed, aulaweb.

LESSONS START

II semester

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written and oral. Students who intend to take the exam must sign up for “scritto e orale” (“written and oral”) in the appeals indicated in the exam session. Preliminary signing up to examination is compulsory.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam will be realized in written mode (5 open questions, 4 in the manual and 1 in the reading book), with possible oral integration if requested by the professor or the student for further assessment of the preparation.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/01/2018 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
14/02/2018 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
05/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
05/06/2018 14:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
05/06/2018 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
05/06/2018 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
05/06/2018 14:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
19/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
03/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
13/07/2018 14:30 GENOVA Scritto
11/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale