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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
LE12107653, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LE0604, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SOCIOLOGY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Cultural Heritage: Archaeology and History of Art, Cinema and Music
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

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ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SPS/07 General Sociology 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 25/09/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 2015/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 RETTORE VALENTINA (Presidente)

Prerequisites: No prior knowledge is required.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to arouse the students' interest first of all by showing them how the study of sociology can constitute not only a fascinating intellectual journey, but how this can become functional to tourist planning. The history of sociological thought, in the richness of its discourses and in the variety of its practices, is therefore carried out by carrying out a timely and documented reconstruction that allows students to provide a method for interpreting social facts, with particular reference to changes related to tourism and to cultural change. In this sense, the acquisition of basic concepts and of the research methodology of the sociology becomes fundamental; the demonstration of being able to analyze and interpret social facts with particular attention to cultural tourism
Examination methods: A written exam of the maximum duration of 75 minutes is foreseen, consisting of 2 open questions on the manual (Text A) aimed at verifying the acquisition of the basic knowledge of sociology; and in 1 open question on the text of choice (Text B) aimed at evaluating the acquisition of useful tools for analyzing and interpreting specific social facts related to tourism and contemporary society.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of the exam will take place in thirtieths and will take particular account of four levels of performance:
● articulation of logical-argumentative skills, ie the relevance of the answers with respect to the questions (35%);
● ability to correctly make a connection between theories and empirical reality (35%)
● personal re-elaboration of content (30%)
Course unit contents: The teaching activity is developed on 4 different nodal thematic modules, which are strictly integrated:
● the sociological foundations and the paradigms of sociology;
● social change
● organizational forms
● territories and identity
● evaluation of services / tourism projects
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teaching is offered through lectures conducted in the presence of the teacher with the use of support devices (video materials, documentation ...). The use of slides is not foreseen. There are also group practical exercises carried out in a collaborative form with individual contributions.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The texts indicated are for attending students and non-attending students. The texts are: Text A (mandatory manual) and Text B (a text chosen from the proposed texts B)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Bagnasco, Arnaldo; Barbagli, Marzio, Corso di sociologiaArnaldo Bagnasco, Marzio Barbagli, Alessandro Cavalli. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2012. TESTO A (Manuale obbligatorio)
  • Antida Gazzola, La città e il gusto. Il cibo come traccia sensoriale per la conoscenza degli spazi urbani. Milano: Franco Angeli, 2017. Testo B1 (a scelta dello studente)
  • Letizia Carrera, Vedere la città. Gli sguardi del camminare. Milano: Franco Angeli, 2015. Testo B2 (a scelta dello studente)
  • Laura Gemini, In viaggio. Immaginario, comunicazione e pratiche del turismo contemporaneo. Milano: Franco Angeli, 2008. Testo B3 ( a scelta dello studente)
  • Ezio Marra; Elisabetta Ruspini, Altri turismi crescono. Turismi outdoor e turismi urbani. Milano: Franco Angeli, 2011. Testo B4 (a scelta dello studente)
  • Dall'Ara, Giancarlo, Perche le persone vanno in vacanza?Giancarlo Dall'Ara. Milano: F. Angeli, 1995. Testo B5 (a scelta dello studente)
  • Guidicini, Paolo; Savelli, Asterio, <<Il >>turismo in una società che cambiaa cura di P. Guidicini e A. Savelli. Milano: F. Angeli, --. Testo B6 (a scelta dello studente)
  • Bauman, Zygmunt; Neirotti, Savina; Marchisio, Roberto, <<La >>societa dell'incertezzaZygmunt Bauman. Bologna: il Mulino, 2014. Testo B7 (a scelta dello studente)