GENERAL SOCIOLOGY

GENERAL SOCIOLOGY

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Code
55991
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8751 Psychological Sciences and Techniques (L-24) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Psychological Sciences and Techniques)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

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

The primary objective of this course is to awaken students’ sociological imagination, by helping them to see how social forces and social environments affect human behaviors in multiple and complex ways. Beginning with an examination of core sociological ideas on how societies are organized and the inherent strengths and problems within different social arrangements, the class then explores these sociological principles through concrete studies .

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.

Teaching methods

36 h., 6 UFC, in-class, with slides, film and web pages projection

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.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Required literature:

David Croteau, William Hoynes, Sociologia generale. Temi, concetti, strumenti, Milano, McGraw-Hill, 2015

 

Recommended literature (monograph):

Benasso S., Stagi L., Ma una madre lo sa? La responsabilità della corretta alimentazione nella società neoliberale, GUP ( http://gup.unige.it/node/185)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LUISA STAGI (President)

MAURO PALUMBO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

36 h., 6 UFC, in-class, with slides, film and web pages projection

LESSONS START

II semester from February to May.

ORARI

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EXAMS

Exam description

Written and oral examination

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.