cod. 1004866

Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
FUCCI Stefania
integrated course unit
4 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, the students should have acquired knowledge and skills related to the general sociology, the sociology of the environment and territory and the sociology of cultural and communication processes. In particular, they should be able to:
- Adopt a sociological look on social phenomena useful in their profession;
- Use sociological language to describe and analyse social phenomena, as such as public health problems and threats caused by the effects of globalisation and climate change;
- Consciously and critically analyse the reality around them and the contexts (social, economic and cultural) in which they live and work;
- Communicate in a good way to prevent and solve critical and conflictual relationships in working contexts



Course unit content

This course is aimed to provide basic conceptual, theoretical and methodological tools to deal with the study and analysis of contemporary social phenomena.
The first module (general sociology) will be dedicated to the introduction of the main sociological concepts, themes and approaches, as well as to the introduction of the main specific concepts of the sociology of health.
The second module (sociology of the environment and territory) will deal with the relationship between humans and the environment, and the risk also in the light of the interdisciplinary theoretical perspective of One Health.
The third module (sociology of the cultural and communication processes) will be devoted to the definition of communication, its function and the importance of social relations and interactions.

Full programme

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Refer to the individual module page for study material.
The slides used during the lectures are an integral part of the teaching materials. They will be uploaded by the lecturer on the Elly platform. None of the materials provided may be shared outside unipr (on sites such as StuDocu, Docsity, etc), except with the lecturers' permission.

Teaching methods

The teaching activities will be conducted in Italian and will include:
- face-to-face lectures, with the aid of slides;
- classroom discussions aimed to verify students’ on-going learning and to stimulate the application of the acquired knowledge.

Assessment methods and criteria

Students will be required to take an exam in Italian, after registering on the Unipr Esse3 platform according to the official exam calendar of the Department. It will be a unique written exam for the whole integrated module. It will consist of a 140-minute examination with 7 open questions: 3 for the first part of the module, 2 for each of the subsequent two parts. The open-ended questions are general, and have the aim of assessing not only notions acquired by students, but also the ability of the students to process critically and the appropriateness of language.

Other information

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