Academic Year 2019/2020 - 2° Year
Teaching Staff: Anna Maria LEONORA
Credit Value: 9
Taught classes: 54 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The subject examines major orientations, concepts and themes in Sociology. In particular, the course focuses on the current shift from classical sociology to contemporary sociological approaches and studies.

Main issues will be structured in three sections: sociological concepts and themes; culture and social dynamics; deviance and collective action.

Course Structure

The course will provides (in variable number depending on the needs) lectures, lessons-laboratory and tests (optional but recommended) in itinere (one for each module of the program). The examination programme in itinere is organized in the form of test consisting of 15 questions on topics contained in texts with multiple response option of which only one is correct. The in itinere test can be supported by all the members, even those not attending the lecture course as long as they communicate their intentions to the teacher in good time: this for logistical and organizational reasons. The result is in 30ths and is for an academic year. The result is communicated to each student individually during the oral examination and integrated by a verification of the tests themselves and by a conversation about one of the topics covered in the tests in progress (if supported). Special needs, with respect to the program or the carrying out of the examination and verification tests, must be communicated and agreed personally with the teacher on the days of receipt.

Detailed Course Content

Basic topics : - Concempts , method and research in sociological approaches; concepts and social dynamics: culture, structure, stratification, integration, socialization, interaction, groups and organizations, deviance and social control, social and ethnic inequality, family, education, economy, religion, collective behavior and social movements.

Peculiar topics : Research report dedicated to touristic phenomenon

Textbook Information

N. J. Smelser, Manuale di sociologia (V ed.), il Mulino, Bologna 2011, (pp. 15-28; 31-147; 173-208; 239-303; 343-368);

A. Gazzola, La città e il gusto. Il cibo come traccia sensoriale per la conoscenza degli spazi urbani, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2017, pp. 5-141.