GENERAL SOCIOLOGY

GENERAL SOCIOLOGY

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Code
80236
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8752 Communication science (L-20) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/07
TEACHING LOCATION
SAVONA (Communication science)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course introduces the study of human societies outlining the basic concepts and domains of sociological analysis, theories, sociological methods and tools for understanding and the analysis of contemporary societies both at "micro" and local both "macro", national, European and global level. Particular attention is devoted to the great changes in society, the governance of security and ignored insecurities since 1990 and the communication in this field.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This module aims at providing a general overview of the main theories and methods of sociological thought in order to understand contemporary society at micro and macro, local and global level.

Teaching methods

For both teachers: lectures and slides.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

 

Prof. Palidda

1. The society as a continue experimentation of social life of human beings. 2. The social construction: primary and secondary socialization; the internalization of "positive" and "negative" categories; how the five senses are forged; social circles and moral recognition; social representations and behaviors (references to Durkheim, Simmel, Weber, Mauss, Foucault and Goffman). 3. The total political events in the formation and transformations of society (the human being as a political animal, as a thinking animal, characterized by the coexistence of rational capacity and unconscious irrationality; continuous reproduction of the economic social, cultural and political hierarchy; continuous reproduction of conflicts and mediation; continuous reproduction of mobility. 4. The advent of modernity: the industrial society and the nation-state. 5. Colonialism. 6. Main aspects of the evolution of Italian and European societies 7. The last great transformation: the liberal revolution as a superposition of three revolutions: financial, technological and political 8. The economic, social, cultural and political consequences: in particular the ignored insecurities. 9. From the micro to the macro, between diachrony and synchrony and the comparison: how to observe, describe and interpret the contemporary world.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Prof. Palidda

Palidda S., (2016), Sociologia e antisociologia. La sperimentazione continua della vita associata degli esseri umani http://www.libreriauniversitaria.it/sociologia-antisociologia-palidda-salvatore-libreriauniversitaria/libro/9788862927451

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LUISA STAGI (President)

FEDERICO RAHOLA (President)

LUCA GIUSEPPE QUEIROLO PALMAS (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

For both teachers: lectures and slides.

LESSONS START

 September 2017

ORARI

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GENERAL SOCIOLOGY

EXAMS

Exam description

Written exam and oral exam.

Assessment methods

Prof. Palidda

The term paper is prepared by the student on a topic of his choice to be agreed with the teacher by email.

Prof. Torrigiani

The written exam is a prerequisite to access to oral exam. Through the written exam, the teacher verifies the acquisition by the student of the fundamental concepts covered in the teaching and the ability to relate to each other, the mastery of the knowledge and the technical language and competence in applying what she/he has learned in real problems. The oral exam is a written exam discussion.