cod. 03857

Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - Second semester
Stefania FUCCI
Academic discipline
Sociologia generale (SPS/07)
Scienze umane e psicopedagogiche
Type of training activity
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: HUMAN AND PEDAGOGICAL SCIENCES

Learning objectives

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



Course unit content

The course will be organized in two parts. In a first part the main concepts, issues and sociological approaches will be proposed and the main categories useful for analyzing the different social phenomena will be presented.
A second part will be dedicated to the analysis of some specific concepts of the sociology of health, in order to explain the relationship between health and society (analysis of social determinants of health).

Full programme

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- Gherardi, L., eds., (2021), Scoprire la sociologia. Teorie e temi essenziali, Milano, Pearson (limited to topics covered during the course);
- Some readings provided during the course

Teaching methods

Teaching activities will be conducted mainly in a frontal way, promoting in any case the exchanges and the discussions with the students. During the lectures, slides will be used. All materials will be made available on the Elly platform, also used for communications and notices.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be written and will focus on the handbook and materials. In particular, it will composed by 3 open-ended questions with no space limits (time available: 60 minutes). 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. Each open-ended question will be assessed with a score from 0 to 10 points.

Other information

The lecturer is always available for clarifications on both lesson and the content and organisation of the classes (timetable, materials to be studied, examination procedures, etc.).
The office hours for A.Y. 2023-2024 are normally on Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. and can be in person or via Teams platform. In any case, all students are invited to send an email to the lecturer in advance to make an appointment (in person or online). It is also possible to make an appointment on other days and/or times if students have problems on the day and/or time of weekly office hours.