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GENERAL SOCIOLOGY
SOCIOLOGIA GENERALE

Routes and developments of the sociology
Percorsi e sviluppi della sociologia

A.Y. Credits
2017/2018 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Emanuela Susca

Assigned to the Degree Course

Educational Sciences (L-19)
Curriculum: ORGANIZZAZIONE E GESTIONE DEI SERVIZI EDUCATIVI
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course aims to give students tools to understand and master the backgroung knowledge that constitute the theoretical and methodological heritage of sociological knowledge, in this way offering explications to the great questions of our present.

Program

The program is composed by two parts: A) Main themes and questions of the sociology; B) social theory of Pierre Bourdieu.

Course topics.

A) First part:

1) Beginnings and subsequent develpments of the sociology.

I. The founding fathers. - II. Functionalisn and structuralism. - III. Sociology intended as critical analysis of the society. - IV. Sociology as knowledge; ambivalences of social actions. - V. Relational sociology.

2) Methodology.

I. The methodological question. - II. Fundamentals of the methodology. - III. Qualitative analysis and mixed methods. - IV. Sampling.

3) Domains and new themes.

I. Sociology of the family. - II. Change and movements. - III. Charisma and democracy. - IV. Consensus and conflict. - V. Work and society. - VI. Organisations. - VII. Sociology in the public sphere. - VIII. Integration and migration. - IX. Religious phenomena. - X. Society and its rules. - XI. Society and politics. - XII. Society and communication. - XIII. Gender and society. - XIV. Political generation. - XV. Violence dynamics. - XVI. Potential of the sociology.

B)  Second part:

The social theory of Pierre Bourdieu.

Bridging Courses

No one.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

It is expected that students will acquire:
1. knowledge and understanding: mastery of basic knowledge about the general sociology, with particular reference to its constituent elements (problems and methods) in relation with other social sciences.
The students will attain these basic knowledge: by participating in lessons and through the analytical study of the texts proposed by the teacher and discussed in the classroom.
2. Applying knowledge and understanding: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and theories provided by the course; developing new insights, both from a theoretical and empirical point of view.
To be achieved through classroom discussions, interacting with the teacher, reading texts.
3. Capacity of judgment: critical reflection on themes, topics, texts presented.
This capability will mature in the interaction in the classroom, with the teacher and with fellow students, in reading essays, articles, scientific papers.
4. Communication skills: the ability to communicate their knowledge in a clear and correct manner.
Outcomes to be achieved by discussions in the classroom, interacting actively during lectures, workshops, seminars, asking and answering questions, and also through written contributions.  
5. Learning Skills: methods of analysis of the problems, independent judgment. Skills to be acquired primarily discussing with other students and with the teacher the themes of the course. Knowledge of the study materials will offer a greater capacity for further learning. The teacher in the course will encourage the acquisition of such skills, which will be evaluated during the exam.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Through the Moodle platform  will be made available to students numerous materials, consisting both in texts and in significant pictures and photographs to allow them to put in context the social and legal changes that will be covered in the course. 
The teaching material made available by the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it 
The teaching material and specific communications from the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.i


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons. contextual study, in all the parts shown, of the course texts and materials provided by the teacher. Explanation of the best use of the work materials uploaded by the teacher in the Moodle platform.

Attendance

No one.

Course books

1) R. Cipriani (a cura), Nuovo manuale di sociologia, Maggioli, Santarcangelo di Romagna (RN), 2016.
2) E. Susca, Pierre Bourdieu: il lavoro della conoscenza, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2011.

Assessment

The assessment is done individually on the occasion of regular exams by a committee chaired by the form teacher, by oral examination.

The assessment is done on an individual basis and is maintained by a committee chaired by the owner of the form teacher.
It seeks to establish the ability to use knowledge and concepts acquired during the course, with particular reference to the following aspects: mastery of basic knowledge about the developments and questions of the general sociology; awareness of its constituent elements (problems and methods); acquisition of cultural foundations as to develop capacity for critical evaluation, avoiding ideological simplifications.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Individual study of the course program in all its part.

Attendance

Not required.

Course books

1) R. Cipriani (a cura), Nuovo manuale di sociologia, Maggioli, Santarcangelo di Romagna (RN), 2016.
2) E. Susca, Pierre Bourdieu: il lavoro della conoscenza, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2011.

Assessment

The assessment is done individually by oral examination on the occasion of regular exams by a board chaired by the form teacher.

The examination aim is to establish the ability to use knowledge and concepts acquired during the course, with particular reference to the following aspects: mastery of basic knowledge about the general sociology; awareness of its constituent elements (problems and methods); acquisition of cultural foundations as to develop capacity for critical evaluation, avoiding ideological simplifications.

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