SOCIAL INNOVATION AND POLITICAL CHANGE

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Code
87068
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 11162 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (LM-52) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/11
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course belongs to the characterizing activities of the MA and is held by a Professor of the Department of Political Sciences. The course belongs to the scientific field of Sociology of political phenomena.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is aimed at providing students with: the specific knowledge through which the sociological approach defines and analyses the environmental risk and considers it as a phenomenon related with the political change of contemporary societies; the ability to understand the most relevant contemporary transformations in the reference field in relation to the ongoing social change; the ability to apply knowledge and understanding skills to other specific contexts or case-studies aimed at critical and autonomous analysis.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the student, who will have actively attended and participated in the planned activities, will be able to:
1) define and distinguish the concepts of social change, development, globalization, risk, vulnerability

 2) interpret the processes of transformation of the risk in postmodern society  
3) apply knowledge and understanding to environmental risk.

PREREQUISITES

The basic knowledge of political sociology is suggested.

For this purpose any edition of a Handbook of Political Sociology may be used. Suggested: M. Rush, Politics and Society. An Introduction to Political Sociology, Routledge.

TEACHING METHODS

Classroom-taught lessons, group discussions, presentations of individual or team works

The course will take place online in Teams and Aulaweb

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The Course is organized into Didactic Units (UD):

UDc1 – Radicalization of modernity

UDc2 – Social innovation

UDc3 – Social enterprise

UDc4 – New volunteer

UDc5 – Collaborative economy

UDc6 – Individual work

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

To take the exam, students must enter Aulaweb before the beginning of the course where they will find all the necessary study material: all the materials available in Aulaweb is subject matter of the exam.

The materials are:

1) The slides of the classes (available in Aulaweb)

2) Lecture notes (available in Aulaweb)

3) Open access study materials on the network (specified in Aulaweb)

4) Study materials accessible through the online resources of the Ateneo Library System (specified in Aulaweb)

Students who do not attend classes should contact the teacher at the beginning of the course for any necessary clarification about the program.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: During the first semester the reception will be on Tuesday from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. During the remaining part of the academic year the reception will be by appointment.

Exam Board

ANDREA FABRIZIO PIRNI (President)

STEFANO BONABELLO

MARCO LIBBI

AGOSTINO MASSA

STEFANO MONTI BRAGADIN

LUCA RAFFINI

ANNA REGGIARDO

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Classroom-taught lessons, group discussions, presentations of individual or team works

The course will take place online in Teams and Aulaweb

LESSONS START

 The course will begin on Octobre 28, 2019

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam will be held orally. The exam must be taken in Italian. The Commission is designated by the Department Council and chaired by the course professor.

ERASMUS students can take the exam in English, Spanish or French. The Commission is designated by the Department Council and chaired by the course professor.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The evaluation criteria consist of: coherence of the answer with the Commissioner's question, knowledge of the issues addressed, precision and appropriation of the scientific language on the subject, capacity for argumentation and autonomous reasoning, ability to summarize, effectiveness in proposing reflections of the authors treated, synergic use of the knowledge acquired from the texts and lessons.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
18/12/2020 15:00 GENOVA Orale
14/01/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
05/02/2021 14:30 GENOVA Orale
26/05/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
14/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
08/09/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Non-attending students are asked to contact the teacher at least three months before the exam session they decide to take the exam.

 

To take the exam, foreign students (Erasmus+ program or other international programs of mobility) must contact the Professor at least two months before the exam.

 

Para tomar el examen, los estudiantes extranjeros (Programa Erasmus+ u otros programas internacionales de movilidad) deben contactar al Profesor como mínimo dos meses antes del examen.

 

Pour passer l'examen, les étudiants étrangers (Programme Erasmus+ ou autres programmes internationaux de mobilité) doivent contacter le professeur au moins deux mois avant l'examen.