SOCIOLOGY

SOCIOLOGY

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Code
56963
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
10 credits during the 1st year of 8768 International and Diplomatic Sciences (L-36)
9 credits during the 3nd year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5)
6 credits during the 1st year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78)
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78)
9 credits during the 1st year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78)
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78)
9 credits during the 2nd year of 9917 HISTORICAL SCIENCES (LM-84)
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (International and Diplomatic Sciences)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The aim of the teaching is to offer an introduction to sociology. In a first part it presents the thought of the most relevant classical and contemporary sociologists, while in a second part it deals with social institutions and processes. It provides the students with the basic skills needed to study and critically analyze the political and social issues al the very core of the whole study course.

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

Aim of the teaching is 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.

At the end of the teaching, students will be able

  • to know and use the basic glossary of social sciences;
  • to understand the concepts brought about by the main authors in the history of the sociological thought, such as Comte, Marx, Durkheim, Weber and Simmel, as well as Mead, Parsons, Merton, Goffman and Garfinkel, and to put them in relation;
  • to know the main mechanisms and processes characterizing social behaviour in its different dimensions and to use them in the explanation as well as in the comprehension of empirical cases.

Teaching methods

Classes are held before the students.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

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

The second part is set to study the main social institutions and processes, analyzing the dynamics of social behaviour in its different dimensions and contexts:

  • the formation of modern society;
  • the weft of the social fabric;
  • culture and the rules of society;
  • differentiation and inequalities;
  • the reproduction of society;
  • economy and society;
  • population and territorial organization.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

PROGRAMME 10 CFU

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

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

PROGRAMME 9 CFU

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

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

PROGRAMME 6 CFU

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

A. Bagnasco, M. Barbagli and A. Cavalli, Corso di sociologia, il Mulino, Bologna (last available edition, except chapters: VII, IX, XIII, XV, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, 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.

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.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
20/06/2019 09:30 GENOVA Orale
18/07/2019 09:30 GENOVA Orale
12/09/2019 09:30 GENOVA Orale