SOCIOLOGY

SOCIOLOGY

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Code
56963
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
10 credits during the 1st year of 8768 International and Diplomatic Sciences (L-36) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (International and Diplomatic Sciences)
semester
2° Semester

OVERVIEW

This course of studies aims at providing students with some knowledge on such classical sociological authors as Marx, Durkheim and Weber, and on the most relevant fields of studies of this discipline.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is set to offer sociological knowledge to study and understand how individuals and groups live in traditional, modern and postmodern societies, presenting the latest developments in sociological theory and research.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

In more details, the course is set to provide the students with sociological tools useful to analyse and understand contemporary societies, relying on the theoretical and empirical contributions of classic and modern authors, such as Marx, Durkheim and Weber, as well as Parsons, Merton, Goffman e Garfinkel.

Teaching methods

Classes are held before the students.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

In the first part, the course deals with the main authors in the history of sociological thought, both classic and contemporary, paying specific attention to Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Parsons, Goffman and Garfinkel.

The second part is set to analyse main social institutions and processes. Identity and socialization processes, groups and organizations, social deviance and criminality, social stratification and social mobility, are among the topics that will be introduced and discussed in the perspective of the main sociological theories.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

F. Crespi, Il pensiero sociologico, Il Mulino, Bologna 2002 (except chapters: V, VII, VIII, XI e XII).

A. Bagnasco, M. Barbagli e A. Cavalli, Corso di sociologia, il Mulino, Bologna (last available edition, except chapters:VII, IX, XIII, XV, XVII, XXI e XXII).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Wednesday, from 10:00 to 12:00, at Dispo.

Exam Board

AGOSTINO MASSA (President)

PAOLO PARRA SAIANI (President)

SANDRO SEGRE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Classes are held before the students.

LESSONS START

Classes start in the second Semester.

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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EXAMS

Exam description

Exams are oral, after a written test, all in the same day.

Assessment methods

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

In the written test, the students will cope with 50 multiple answer questions on the main topics of the programme, in 60 minutes. Those who get at least 18 / 30 (i.e. 30 right answers out of 50) in the written test will gain access to the (mandatory) oral part. The exam will end with one mark only.