cod. 1008814

Academic year 2019/20
1° year of course - Second semester
- Stefania FUCCI
Academic discipline
Sociologia generale (SPS/07)
A scelta dello studente
Type of training activity
Student's choice
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course aims to provide the student with the theoretical and methodological tools necessary to analyse and evaluate public policies competently and on the other useful skills for the design and the evaluation of social projects. Theoretical understanding will therefore always be connected to empirical analysis.


This course does not require special prerequisites

Course unit content

The course will be organized in two different parts: the first one, dedicated to the presentation of the theoretical-methodological framework which, starting from the definition of public policies, will examine the main phases in which the planning and the implementation of a public policy is divided; a second one, focalized on how to build and evaluate projects in the social sphere.

Full programme

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Attending students:
In the first part of the course in-depth readings will be provided;
For the second part: De Ambrogio, U., Dessi, C. e Ghetti, V., (2015), Progettare e valutare nel sociale, Roma, Carocci.

Non-attending students:
Bulsei, G.L., (2008), Welfare e politiche pubbliche. Istituzioni, servizi, comunità, Roma, Aracne.
De Ambrogio, U., Dessi, C. e Ghetti, V., (2015), Progettare e valutare nel sociale, Roma, Carocci.

Teaching methods

The teaching activity will be conducted mostly with lectures in the first part of the course, in any case by promoting the exchanges and the discussions with the students. The second part of the course will alternate lectures with discussions on topics and research agreed with the students, exercises and group work. The use of the Elly electronic environment is envisaged for sharing slides, readings, information and notices.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be written and will focus on the exam book. In particular, it will composed by 3 open-ended questions with no answer limits (time available: 90 minutes). The questions are open and general, and have the aim not only of assessing notional learning, but also the ability of the students to process critically and interconnect between various "chapters" of study.
For attending students, a report (3/4 pages) on one of the issues addressed in the second part of the course will be added to the written test (2 open-ended questions). More details will be provided by the teacher during the course.
The final evaluation will be the result of the average of the scores obtained by the student in the different tests. In particular, for attending students the written test, evaluated expressed in thirtieths, represents the 50% of the final mark, while the other 50% is represented by the report evaluation. For non-attending students the final mark is the result of the written test.

Other information

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