INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGY. THE SOCIOLOGY SPECIAL

INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGY. THE SOCIOLOGY SPECIAL

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Code
65025
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8710 Social Work (L-39) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Social Work)
semester
2° Semester
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This unit is divided into 2 sections: A, B. This page refers to the section
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Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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 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 page

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

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

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)

STEFANO POLI (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

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

LESSONS START

I semestre dal 17 settembre al 7 dicembre 2018
II semestre dal 25 febbraio al 17 maggio 2019

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.