Academic Year 2017/2018 - 1° Year - Curriculum Educatore nei servizi per l'infanzia and Curriculum Educatore sociale e di comunita'
Teaching Staff: Augusto Giuseppe GAMUZZA
Credit Value: 10
Scientific field: SPS/07 - GENERAL SOCIOLOGY
Taught classes: 60 hours
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Learning Objectives

The course is divided into four modules . The first two modules are devoted to the fundations of the discipline ; the third and fourth modules are orinted to the direct contact with monographic issues . The basic modules ( 1 and 2 ) are designed in order to acquire the specific "language" of the discipline , the key concepts and theories of sociology and the important stages of the development of sociologicy as scientific disicpline. The aim of the monographic modules is to propose an in depth reading that , between theory and research, emphasizes the relevance of specific issues that involve both our regional environments and the wider Italian and European societies .

Detailed Course Content

The course is composed by four modules. The first and the second module focus onto the epistemological foundation of the discipline; the fourth and the fifth module are monographical. The main focus of the first and the second module is to present the main sociological concept and theories. Moreover, a special attention will be dedicated to the sociology’ founding fathers. The monographic section of the course permit to directly interact with the classics of sociological toughts, both in Italian and European perspective.

Textbook Information

Module 1: N. J. Smelser, Manuale di sociologia, il Mulino, Bologna 2011 (edizioni: Quinta e Quarta); Capitoli: I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; IX, X; XIII; XIV; XV; XIX

Module 2: Luigi Sturzo, Sulle questioni sociali, Bonanno, Acireale-Roma 2011

Module 3: Stanislaw Ossowski, Sulla patria e la nazione, Bonanno, Acireale-Roma 2015

Module 4: Augusto Gamuzza, La costruzione dello spazio sociale. Il caso di Piazza Armerina, Pellegrini, Cosenza 2012