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Faculty of Political Science
Course unit
SPM0014438, A.A. 2014/15

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Degree course First cycle degree in
SP1419, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge LAURA VERDI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SPS/08 Sociology of Culture and Communication 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2014
End of activities 24/01/2015
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2010 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 SETIFFI FRANCESCA (Presidente)
RIVA CLAUDIO (Membro Effettivo)
6 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 VERDI LAURA (Presidente)
FERRO LUDOVICO (Membro Effettivo)
5 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 VERDI LAURA (Presidente)
FERRO LUDOVICO (Membro Effettivo)
4 2015/16 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 VERDI LAURA (Presidente)
FERRO LUDOVICO (Membro Effettivo)
3 2014/15 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 VERDI LAURA (Presidente)
FERRO LUDOVICO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: The course is devoted to the sociological understanding of culture and to the analysis of systems of norms and explicit beliefs, elaborated in a more or less formalized way within a community. It focuses on the social conditions of culture and the social construction of cultural contexts. Prerequisite is knowledge in the field of human sciences, with particular reference to the social, historical and philosophical ones.
Target skills and knowledge: Students should be able to distinguish social representations and cultural patterns of communication and the way they function in society.
Examination methods: Oral examination
Assessment criteria: The student will be evaluated for its ability to relate all the knowledge acquired during the course and not only that, getting to account for the mode of operation of cultures in different social and historical contexts. The presence at the seminars and the ability to communicate and bring contributions in the classroom will be particularly appreciated.
Course unit contents: The relationship between the sociology of culture, cultural studies and other disciplines. Sociology of production, distribution and consumption of cultural products. Forces and contemporary cultural trends. Creativity and cultural innovation. The cultural reproduction. Paradigms in the sociological analysis of culture. Determinism and relativism. Modernity and postmodernity.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and teamwork in the classroom. Seminars, with the contribution of external lecturers Italians and visiting foreigners.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The study materials, apart from the texts, can be indicated and provided ongoing also in English.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Santoro Marco, Sassatelli Roberta, Studiare la cultura. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Lippi D. e Verdi L., Storia dellla magrezza. Corpo, mente e anoressia.. Fidenza: Mattioli 1885, 2009. Questo testo è proposto in alternativa con il seguente Cerca nel catalogo
  • Verdi L. e Tessarolo M., Questioni di spazio. Cultura, simboli, comunicazione.. Padova: Cleup, 2007. Questo testo è proposto in alternativa con il precedente Cerca nel catalogo