cod. 1002998

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - Second semester
- Stefania FUCCI
Academic discipline
Sociologia generale (SPS/07)
Discipline del servizio sociale
Type of training activity
36 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to:
- Adopt a sociological eye to analyse social phenomena
- Use sociological language to describe and analyse any social phenomenon
- Consciously and critically analyse the reality around them and the contexts (social, economic and cultural) in which they live


This course does not require special prerequisites

Course unit content

The course will be organized in three parts. A first part in which an analysis of the pillars of sociological theory (culture, structure and power) and the element that characterize them will be proposed and the main categories useful for analyzing the different social phenomena will be presented.
A second part will be dedicated to addressing issues such as identity, gender and inequalities, in the light of those pillars presented in the first part.
A third part will be dedicated to the analysis of the main institutions and social processes.

Full programme

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Croteau, D., Hoynes, W., (2018), Sociologia generale. Temi, concetti, strumenti, New York, McGraw Hill Education

Teaching methods

The teaching activity will be conducted partly in a frontal way, promoting in any case the exchanges and the discussions with the students; partly with exercises, decisional cases and discussions. The use of the Elly electronic environment is envisaged for sharing slides, readings, information and notices.
If the health emergency should continue, the lessons could take place in mixed mode through the use of the Teams platform

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 and 6 multiple choice questions (time available: 2 hours). The open-ended questions are general, and have the aim not only of assessing notional learning, but also the ability of the students to process critically and the appropriateness of language. Each open-ended question will be assessed with a score from 0 to 8 points, while each multiple choice question will be scored 1 point. If, due to the continuing health emergency, it is necessary to integrate with the remote mode the profit exams will take place via Teams

Other information

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