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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SUP4060840, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SU2089, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
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 is available ONLY for students enrolled in MANAGEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AND LIFE LONG EDUCATION

Teacher in charge DANIELE MARINI SPS/08

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Optional SPS/08 Sociology of Culture and Communication 3.0
Optional SPS/09 Sociology of Economics and Labour 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 3.0 21 54.0 No turn
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 MARINI DANIELE (Presidente)
FEDELI MONICA (Membro Effettivo)
5 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 MARINI DANIELE (Presidente)
FEDELI MONICA (Membro Effettivo)
FRISON DANIELA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Elements of general sociology
Target skills and knowledge: -Favoring the acquisition of knowledge and analysis on paradigm shifts in the global economic scenario, on the main processes underway in the productive and labor system and in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
-Promote the acquisition of analytical tools and critical spirit in the use of sociological approaches to the theme of change, transformation and innovation in the economic and working environment
- To deepen the implications of cultural and organizational changes
- Knowledge on the professional roles of HR manager, personnel selector and trainer
- Knowledge of different company profiles (private and public)
Examination methods: The exam (9 CFU) takes place in oral form.
For attending students it is composed of three parts whose outcome will be proportional to the determined CFU:
a) 6 CFU of which:
a.1) 4.3 CFU (frontal lesson): the exam takes place in oral form and will concern the study of the reference texts. The vote is valid up to (max) 14/30
a.2) 1,7 CFU (online laboratory): the exam will consist in the preparation of a project linked to the training needs of a company among those encountered in moments of "meeting with companies". At the end of the course the project will be illustrated by the students to the managers of the company. The vote is valid up to (max) 6/30
b) 3CFU (meeting with companies): company visits that will accompany the lessons and a final meeting to present a project that will be prepared in class through group work. The project, at the end of the course, will be presented and discussed with the HR managers of the companies encountered. The vote is valid until (max) 10/30
The final mark of the examination will be determined, proportionally, by the sum of the points a.1), a.2) and b)
The exam for non-attending students takes place in oral form and will be based on the reference texts
Assessment criteria: The assessment will take into consideration:
a) for the oral examination
- Exhibition capacity with appropriate use of the specific terminology
- Ability to display in depth the contents
- Capacity for logical development
- Ability to connect between economic and social phenomena
b) for the illustration of the projects (on-line and laboratory in the classroom)
- Exhibition capacity with appropriate use of the specific terminology
- Adequacy of the phases developed
- Depth of the exploration carried out
- Relevance of the collected data
- Completeness of the produced product
- Ability to work in a group
- Effectiveness of the methods used for presentation
Course unit contents: - The relationship between economy and society: fundamental concepts
- Introduction to the classics: the distinctive contribution of sociology in terms of object and method, from the processes of industrialization and modernization to globalization
- The global crisis: framing, changes, transformations, innovations
- The context of the North East of Italy: repercussions on society and the economy
- Case analysis and group work in the classroom
- Planning of training intervention
- Insights through company visits on the topics of communication and training in companies
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: - Frontal lessons starting from the elements of theory
- Discussion in class analyzing the current economic and social phenomena
- Deepening with experts in the classroom
- Group work with case study in the classroom
- On-line laboratory
- The activities of the course will be accompanied, in a laboratory logic, by meetings with companies
Teacher activity: conducting lessons and activities in attendance; preparation of study material and in-depth study; supervision of activities and ongoing monitoring; didactic and scientific support; evaluation of products
Tutor activity: technological support on the platform; management of online work groups, ongoing monitoring
Additional notes about suggested reading: Detailed indications for the study of the texts will be provided at the beginning of the teaching to all the attending students
Non-attending students will be able to take the oral exam based on the program indicated below
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Aris Accornero, Il mondo della produzione. Sociologia del lavoro e dell'industria. Bologna: Il mulino, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Daniele Marini, Le Metamorfosi. Nord Est: un territorio cone laboratorio. Venezia: Marsilio, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Daniele Marini, Fuori classe. Dal movimento operaio ai lavoratori imprenditivi della Quarta rivoluzione industriale. Bologna: il Mulino, 2018. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Story telling
  • Problem solving
  • Concept maps
  • Use of online videos
  • Learning contract/agreement

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
No Poverty Quality Education Gender Equality Decent Work and Economic Growth Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Reduced Inequalities Responsible Consumption and Production Partnerships for the Goals