Academic Year 2018/2019 - 2° Year - Curriculum Educazione ambientale e territorio, insegnamento
Teaching Staff: Anna Maria LEONORA
Credit Value: 9
Scientific field: SPS/08 - Sociology of cultural and communicative processes
Taught classes: 54 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The subject examines major orientations, concepts and themes. 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 30 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: - Introduction to the discipline; Object, method, objectives of research in sociology of cultural processes; Concepts, dimensions, theories and approaches to cultural processes.

Monographic topics: Authors and themes of the first Italian sociology for cultural processes; Authors and contemporary themes for communicative dynamics.

Textbook Information

L. Sciolla, Sociologia dei processi culturali, il Mulino, Bologna, pp. 7-275

A.M. Leonora, La Moda. Di Fausto Squillace, Bonanno, Acireale-Roma 2010, (pp.9-109);

M. McLuhan, La sposa meccanica, Sugarco, Milano, 1996 (pp. 7-300)