Global Societies and Rights

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
SPS/07
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course is aimed at providing a critical understanding of globalization processes through the analysis of the main key-concepts, theories and methodologies developed in the field of social sciences for the empirical study of global phenomena. Through the analysis of globalization seen as a complex economic, cultural and political phenomenon, the course will offer the most suitable tools aimed at investigating the links existing between macro and micro levels, paying particular attention to the consequences of globalization on individuals, identities, organization of daily life, times and spaces of different societies. Finally, the course will allow students to gain familiarity with the language and theories existing in this field and to develop autonomy of judgement in the topics addressed (through written and/or oral presentations and team work).
Expected learning outcomes
Students are required to show an adequate understanding of the key-concepts related to globalization and the main theoretical approaches dealing with the study of global phenomena which are addressed in the special part of the programme: rights and global justice; international migration, borders and new global order; poverty/precariousness and new forms of exploitation; intercultural relations and plural identities; emerging subjectivities and new social movements.
The use of a proper language and the ability to link together different contents and topics will be particularly appreciated.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second trimester
The lessons will be held online, synchronously, using Microsoft Teams, according to the class' timetable. Lessons will be recorded and made available on the same platform also to students non-attending the course. The code of Teams' channel where students will attend the course will be communicated before the beginning of the II trimester on Ariel website of Global Societies and Rights.
Course syllabus
The contents and reference material will not change. Any other material dealing with the topics dealt with during the lessons will be made available on Teams and/or Ariel
Prerequisites for admission
A basic knowledge of the sociological vocabulary may facilitate the understanding of the topics addressed, although no specific prerequisite is required.
Teaching methods
The course foresees frontal introductory lessons, seminars and discussions with experts and observers (even in case of on-line learning through Microsoft Teams) and students' active participation through discussions, group work, presentations and papers.
Teaching Resources
The contents and reference material will not change. Any other material dealing with the topics dealt with during the lessons will be made available on Teams and/or Ariel
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final exam consists in an oral test whose results will be will be evaluated along the scale 18-30. Students are required to show the achievement of an adequate understanding of the key-concepts, authors, theories and questions dealt with during the course and a critical capacity to re-elaborate them. The use of a proper language and the ability to link together different contents and topics will be particularly appreciated. Students attending the course will have the chance to participate, during the lessons, to seminars and meetings with experts and group discussions (even in case of on-line learning through Microsoft Teams), and will write a final paper focussing on one of the topics addressed in the special part of the programme.
SPS/07 - GENERAL SOCIOLOGY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Massari Monica
Professor(s)