Sociology

A.A. 2017/2018
Insegnamento per
12
Crediti
60
Ore totali
SSD
SPS/07
Lingua
Inglese
Obiettivi formativi
This course offers a general introduction to sociology. The objectives for students are to understand the vocabulary of sociology; acquire sociology's core concepts and theoretical perspectives; develop a sociological understanding of the relationship between individuals, groups and social institutions; discuss social processes underpinning social change and social stability.
Edizione unica
Edizione attiva
Responsabile
Moduli o unità didattiche
Unità didattica 1
SPS/07 - SOCIOLOGIA GENERALE - CFU: 3
Lezioni: 20 ore

Unità didattica 2
SPS/07 - SOCIOLOGIA GENERALE - CFU: 3
Lezioni: 20 ore

Unità didattica 3
SPS/07 - SOCIOLOGIA GENERALE - CFU: 3
Lezioni: 20 ore

Unità didattica 4
SPS/07 - SOCIOLOGIA GENERALE - CFU: 3
Studio e pratica individuale: 0 ora

STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI
Informazioni sul programma
The students that take the course for 3 credits may choose one of the three sections (moduli) and they are responsible for the program requested in the section. They have to consider the program requested to those who do not attend the class. It is requested that the students notifies the teacher the section chosen. Those who take the exam for 6 credits may choose two of the three sections (moduli) and they are responsible for the program requested in the sectios. Those who take the exam for 9 credits, are responsible for the all program. Those who take the exam for 12 credits are responsible for the all program plus the reading Norbert Elias, Power and Civility (The Civilization Process vol 2), section IV.
Propedeuticità
English course
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
The exam is written. It will consist of four open theoretical questions based on the material presented in class. The answers will be evaluated on a scale interval 0-30. The oral exam is allowed only if the written test is passed. It is not mandatory. There will be a mid term exam and a final exam. The final score will be the average of the midterm and final scores.
Unità didattica 1
Programma
Cultural Sociology
Overview of the main sociological paradigms. The question of Social Change and the birth of modernity. Social organization and the formation of personality, the self. Deviance.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
George Ritzer, Introduction to Sociology, Sage 2013. (chapter 1-2-4-5-6-7-10-16); Mariolina Graziosi, The emotions industry in Italy, in The emotions industry, edited by Mira Moshe, Nova Publishers, 2014; Projecting Selves: From Insecurity to Reflection?, Current Sociology, March 2015. A copy of the two essays can be found on Ariel. Video-Films. Who take the esam for 12 credits should add the volume of Richard Senett, The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism, WW.Norton &C., 2000.
Unità didattica 2
Programma
Political Sociology
The modern State- individual rights- mass democracy and collective behaviour- nationalism, racism and social discrimination, social mouvements, political parties.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
George Ritzer, Introdction to Sociology, Sage, 2013. (chapters 2-3-9-10-12-15). Richard Sennet, The Culture of the New Capitalism, Yale University Press, 2005; Video, Films.Who take the esam for 12 credits should add the volume of Richard Senett, The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism, WW.Norton &C., 2000.
Unità didattica 3
Programma
Economic Sociology
Unequality and Stratifications- the Concept of class- Social mobility-Poverty- Historical changes in the economy- Globalization and the economy- Consumption
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
George Ritzer, Introdction to Sociology, Sage, 2013 (Chapters 8-14-15). Richard Sennet, The Culture of the New Capitalism, Yale University Press, 2005. Video, Films. Who take the esam for 12 credits should add the volume of Richard Senett, The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism, WW.Norton &C., 2000.
STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
The exams are written. They will consist of four open theoretical questions based on the material requested. The answers will be evaluated on a scale interval 0-30. The oral exam is allowed only if the written test is passed. It is not mandatory.
Unità didattica 1
Programma
Cultural Sociology
Overview of the main sociological paradigms. The question of Social Change and the birth of modernity. Social organization and the formation of personality, the self. Deviance.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
George Ritzer, Introduction to Sociology, Sage 2013 o 2015. (chapter 1-2-4-5-6-7-10-16). George Ritzer, Contemporary Sociological Theory and its classical roots, The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2010 (chapter. 1,2,3).The emotions industry in Italy, in The emotions industry, edited by Mira Moshe, Nova Publishers, 2014; Projecting Selves: From Insecurity to Reflection?, Current Sociology, March 2015. A copy of the two essays can be found on Ariel.Who take the esam for 12 credits should add the volume of Richard Senett, The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism, WW.Norton &C., 2000.
Unità didattica 2
Programma
Political Sociology
The modern State- individual rights- mass democracy and collective behaviour- nationalism, racism and social discrimination, social mouvements, political parties
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
George Ritzer, Introdction to Sociology, Sage, 2013. (chapters 2-3-9-10-12-15).Richard Sennet, The Culture of the New Capitalism, Yale University Press, 2005; G. Ritzer, Contemporary Sociological Theory and its Classical Roots, The Mc-Graw-Hill Companies, 2010 (chapters 4-8). Who take the esam for 12 credits should add the volume of Richard Senett, The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism, WW.Norton &C., 2000.
Unità didattica 3
Programma
Economic sociology
Unequality and Stratifications- the concept of class- social mobility- poverty- Historical changes in the economy- Globalization and the economy- consumption
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
George Ritzer, Introdction to Sociology, Sage, 2013 (Chapters 8-12-13-14-15). Richard Sennet, The Culture of the New Capitalism, Yale University Press, 2005. George Ritzer, Contemporary sociological theory and its classical roots Mc-Graw-Hill Companies (chapters 4-5-9-10).Who take the esam for 12 credits should add the volume of Richard Senett, The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism, WW.Norton &C., 2000.
Periodo
Secondo trimestre
Periodo
Secondo trimestre
Modalità di valutazione
Esame
Giudizio di valutazione
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
Siti didattici
Docente/i
Ricevimento:
il ricevimento riprenderà venerdì 20-9-2019
via passione n. 13, stanza 320, terzo piano, dipartimento di scienze sociali e politiche