SOCIOLOGY

Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali SOCIOLOGY

1212100044
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
EQF6
POLITICAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SCIENCE
2022/2023



OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2019
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
1SOCIOLOGIA - M1
640LESSONS
2SOCIOLOGIA - M2
640LESSONS
Objectives
TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH THE BASIC CONCEPTUAL TOOLS FOR THE SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD.
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING SKILLS:
ABILITY TO IDENTIFY THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF THE ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL PHENOMENA.
ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
ABILITY TO DECODE THE SCIENTIFIC AND POLITICAL DEBATE ON THE SOCIAL WORLD AND ITS CHANGE.
AUTONOMY OF JUDGMENT:
ABILITY TO ANALYSE INDEPENDENTLY THE ESSENTIAL ASPECTS OF STATISTICAL DATA, POLICY AND REGULATORY DOCUMENTS AND SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE ON THE SUBJECTS COVERED BY THE COURSE.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
ABILITY TO CRITICALLY ILLUSTRATE, WITH A PROPER LANGUAGE AND EXHAUSTIVE EXAMPLES, THE CONCEPTUAL TOOLS AND FUNDAMENTAL THEORETICAL MODELS OF THE DISCIPLINE.
LEARNING SKILLS:
ABILITY TO LINK THE SKILLS ACQUIRED WITH THOSE ACQUIRED IN OTHER TEACHING, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE DISCIPLINARY AREA OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES.
Prerequisites
NO PRECONDITIONS
Contents
1. BIOLOGICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIALITY AND HUMAN CULTURE.
THE EVOLUTION OF THE HUMAN ANIMAL. THE LIFE CYCLE OF HUMANS. GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF HUMAN CULTURES. RELATIONS BETWEEN POPULATIONS. SOCIAL EVOLUTION AND RISKS OF INVOLUTION (20 HOURS).
2. SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES.
FUNCTIONALISM. CONFLICT THEORY. HISTORICAL MATERIALISM. EXCHANGE THEORY. INTERACTIONISM. ETHNOMETHODOLOGY. STRUCTURALISM AND POST-STRUCTURALISM. PRESENT AND FUTURE OF SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY (20 HOURS)
3. SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS AND THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD.
SOCIAL STRATIFICATION. ECONOMY AND SOCIETY. POLITICS AND POLICY. POPULATION, URBANIZATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE (20 HOURS).
4. SOCIAL SCIENCE METHODOLOGY.
SCIENTIFIC METHOD AND SOCIAL RESEARCH. TRADITIONS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE RESEARCH. CONCEPTS, INDICATORS, INDICES, VARIABLES (20 HOURS).
Teaching Methods
LESSONS, SEMINARS AND EXERCISES OF BOTH INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE CHARACTER.
Verification of learning
THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF AN INTERVIEW ON THE CONTENT OF THE COURSE. ITS PURPOSE IS TO ASSESS THE ACQUISITION OF THE KNOWLEDGE IMPARTED. PARTICIPATION IN EXERCISES (WITH VOTING RIGHTS) OR SEMINARS THAT LEAD TO EXEMPTION FROM PART OF THE EXAMINATION PROGRAMME IS OPTIONAL.
Texts
1. J. DIAMOND – THE THIRD CHIMPANZEE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE – TRIANGLE SQUARE, NEW YORK, 2015 (EXCEPT CHAPTER 10).
2. D. O'BYRNE - INTRODUCING SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY - PEARSON, LONDON, 2011.
3. A. BAGNASCO, M. BARBAGLI, A. CAVALLI - CORSO DI SOCIOLOGIA - IL MULINO, BOLOGNA, 2012 (CHAPTERS 11, 13, 15, 18-24).
4. C. MERAVIGLIA – METODOLOGIA DELLE SCIENZE SOCIALI. UN’INTRODUZIONE – CAROCCI, ROMA, 2017.
More Information
1. STUDENTS ATTENDING EXERCISES AND SEMINARS MAY BE EXEMPTED FROM PART OF THE EXAMINATION PROGRAMME. EXERCISES AND SEMINARS MAY BE HELD BY TEACHERS FROM OTHER UNIVERSITIES OR RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS, BOTH ITALIAN AND FOREIGN.
2. STUDENTS FROM FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES MAY REPLACE THE ABOVE TEXTS WITH OTHERS IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH, WITH THE PREVIOUS PERMISSION OF THE TEACHER.
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