Course unit partition: Cognomi A-L

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course -
- Stefania FUCCI
Academic discipline
Sociologia generale (SPS/07)
Ambito aggregato per crediti di sede
Type of training activity
36 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Course unit partition: GENERAL SOCIOLOGY

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Adopt a sociological look on social phenomena
- Use asociological language to describe and analyse social phenomena
- Critically analyse the reality around them and the social, economic and cultural contexts in which they live



Course unit content

The course will be organized in three parts. In a first part the main theoretical approaches will be presented through the thinking of some classical sociologists (Marx, Durkheim, Weber, etc.). In a second part the pillars of sociological theory (culture, structure and power) will be analytically presented, as well as the elements that characterize them. Additionally, the main categories useful for understanding the different social phenomena will be illustrated.
A third part will be dedicated to addressing issues such as identity, gender and inequalities, in the light of pillars presented in the first part.

Full programme

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Croteau, D., Hoynes, W., (2021), Sociologia generale. Temi, concetti, strumenti, New York, McGraw Hill Education.

Teaching methods

Teaching activities will be conducted partly in a frontal way, promoting in any case exchanges and discussions with the students; partly through individual and/or group exercises. During the lectures, slides will be projected. All materials will be made available on the Elly platform, also used for communications and notices
Students are warned that it is forbidden to disseminate course materials (slides) and notes associated with the lecturer's name outside Unipr.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be written and will focus on the handbook. In particular, it will be composed by 3 open-ended questions with no space limits and 6 multiple choice questions (time available: 2 hours). Open-ended questions will be general, and will be aimed to assess not only the notions acquired by students, but also their critical thinking skills and ability to use an appropriate language. Each open-ended question will be assessed with a score from 0 to 8 points, while each correct multiple choice question will be scored 1 point.

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.