METHODOLOGY OF SOCIAL RESEARCH (SOCIOLOGY)

METHODOLOGY OF SOCIAL RESEARCH (SOCIOLOGY)

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Code
98519
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8752 Communication science (L-20) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/08
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
SAVONA (Communication science)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The second module introduces the methods of visual sociology. Visual sociology purports to study visual images as cultural products. The goal of the second oart is to study visual output: its production, consumption and meaning in society.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

To develop a critical knowledge on the place of images in contemporary societies

To develop an introductory knowledge on filmic and visual methods applied to social theory and research, with a specific focus on borders and migration

Teaching methods

The course opts for a teaching method focused on participation, direct experience, knowledge co-production. The course will use films and images produced by the Laboratory for Visual Sociology

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course will explore possibilitues and the transformation involved by visual methodology in social description and interpretation in the following fields:

- Visual theories

-migrations

- social movements and solidarity practices

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

- Queirolo Palmas L, Stagi L. ( a cura di), Fare sociologia visuale, Trento, Professional dreamers; (free download: http://www.professionaldreamers.net/?p=3500)

- Rahola F., 2008, Il grado zero delle immagini, Unicopli (consultabile on line)

- Queirolo Palmas L., Rahola F., 2020, UNderground Europe. Lungo le rotte migranti, Meltemi, Milano

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: 1st semester: Friday, from 10.00 to 12.30 AM, on Teams platform or directly at Disfor, room n° 3A3 – 3rd floor - C.so Podestà 2

Ricevimento: At the beginning and end of every class during the course period During the other periods, students have to contact the teacher in order to fix an appointment.       

Exam Board

LUISA STAGI (President)

LUCA GILIBERTI

FEDERICO RAHOLA (President Substitute)

LUCA GIUSEPPE QUEIROLO PALMAS (President Substitute)

ENRICO FRAVEGA (Substitute)

SEBASTIANO BENASSO (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course opts for a teaching method focused on participation, direct experience, knowledge co-production. The course will use films and images produced by the Laboratory for Visual Sociology

LESSONS START

second semester, march 2021

EXAMS

Exam description

- For students attending classes: Discussion on a) a text elaborated by students; b) assigned books and articles

- oral exam on books and articles for students non attending classes  

Assessment methods

For students attending classes: the course will assess the students ability to articulate sociological knowledge with micro research experience in different fields

For all students: the course will assess the students ability to  applly visual theory and methods in the analysis of different social phenomena

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/06/2021 10:00 SAVONA Orale
24/06/2021 10:00 SAVONA Orale
08/07/2021 10:00 SAVONA Orale
22/07/2021 10:00 SAVONA Orale
07/09/2021 10:00 SAVONA Orale