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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SP13107653, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SP1419, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SOCIOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
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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 CLAUDIO RIVA SPS/08

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses SPS/07 General Sociology 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2010 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
11 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 ALLIEVI STEFANO (Presidente)
ROMANIA VINCENZO (Membro Effettivo)
TRAPPOLIN LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
9 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 BORTOLINI MATTEO (Presidente)
RIVA CLAUDIO (Membro Effettivo)
8 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 RIVA CLAUDIO (Presidente)
DRUSIAN MICHELA (Membro Effettivo)
PICCIONI TIZIANA (Membro Effettivo)
STELLA RENATO (Membro Effettivo)
7 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 RIVA CLAUDIO (Presidente)
STELLA RENATO (Membro Effettivo)

Target skills and knowledge: Students will learn the general principles of the discipline, fields of study and the basic concepts in order to acquire the language and the basic tools of sociological research with the purpose to apply them to the context of contemporary society.
Examination methods: - Students that are attending the course: written exam at the end of the course, oral examination in subsequent sessions;
- Students that aren’t attending the course: oral examination
Course unit contents: This course aims to provide theoretical / conceptual basic tools to approach the study of sociology and to start the anlysis of the collective phenomena in complex societies.
A large proportion of this course will be devoted to the main and fundamental categories of sociological analysis: modernity, social action, values, rules and social institutions, identities and differences, socialization, gender and the life course, groups and organizations, education, inequality and social stratification, social mobility, family, religion, deviance and crime, production and consumption, politics, government, social movements. During the course will take place monograph lessons about "classical thinkers", in order to acquire and develop some methodological dimensions of social research.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons with the help of multimedia material in which the topics shown in the text will be examine in depth.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • L.A. COSER, "I classici del pensiero sociologico". Bologna: Il Mulino, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • D. CROTEAU, W. HOYNES, "Sociologia generale. Temi, concetti, strumenti". Milano: McGraw-Hill, 2015. Gli studenti non frequentanti sono tenuti a studiare l’intero manuale; ai frequentanti verranno date informazioni in aula su quali capitoli preparare. Cerca nel catalogo
  • U. BECK, The Cosmopolitan Society and its Enemies. --: Theory, Culture & Society", vol.19, n.1-2, p.17-44, 2002. Gli studenti non frequentanti sono tenuti a studiare l’intero manuale; ai frequentanti verranno date informazioni in aula su quali capitoli preparare. Cerca nel catalogo