cod. 1002998

Academic year 2016/17
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Sociologia generale (SPS/07)
Discipline filosofiche, psicologiche, sociologiche e antropologiche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding (knowledge and understanding) is encouraged and required capacity for analytical understanding of the texts according to criteria of logical rigor and philological. It also requires capacity for synthesis. Overall, knowledge of the topics covered will not be reduced to their repetition, but attitudes highlight the reinterpretation staff realized with appropriate language discipline.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding (applying knowledge and understanding): the knowledge required is not a merely descriptive. The student will demonstrate personal attitudes in the solution of the questions raised. She will develop a critical original locations within the agenda.
Making judgments (making Judgements): Requires independent judgment on the matters proposed and ability to use on their own methods of sociological research proposals. The course calls for students to develop individual judgments and in small groups.
Communication skills (communication skills) will be carried out during the course and required in the exam. The study narrative interview as a technique for qualitative research and simulations to be carried out during lessons in order to learn the use intended to exercise the student's communication skills.
Learning skills (learning skills): The course promotes and evaluates the ability of the student in applying the conceptual routes to the tests of empirical research.


Requires knowledge of sociology, history and philosophy.

Course unit content

Persistence and change in society

The course of General Sociology for students who will support the examination by 6 CFU
analyzes the categories of permanence and change that the classical authors of sociology considered proper to each company.

The program and the texts for the exam are the same for students who attend classes and for those who do not attend

Full programme

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Alessandro Bosi, Il fuoco e l'accendino. Brogliaccio di Sociologia generale, Battei, Parma, 2016.
Alessandro Bosi, Come stai in famiglia? Inventare storie per conoscere storie vere, Battei, Parma, 2006.
Daniel Boccacci (a cura), Corrispondenze. Giovani, linguaggi digitali, pratiche educative, Unicopli, Milano, 2016;
Michel Serres, Non è un mondo per vecchi, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 2013.

Teaching methods

The course includes: front lessons, discussions on the topics covered in the lectures, focus group on detailed arguments; moments with laboratory simulations and case studies.

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination includes discussion of a written essay and an oral examination on the texts indicated during the course and on the topics covered.

Other information

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