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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
Course unit
GENERAL SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION
SFN1027628, A.A. 2018/19

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
SF1333, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENERAL SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
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

Lecturers
Teacher in charge VINCENZO ROMANIA SPS/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses SPS/07 General Sociology 7.0
Basic courses SPS/08 Sociology of Culture and Communication 2.0

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

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

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 ROMANIA VINCENZO (Presidente)
ALLIEVI STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)
NARDELLA CARLO (Membro Effettivo)
TRAPPOLIN LUCA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: No anticipated knowledge required. All students will be provided of the necessary tools and information to succesfull perform in the course.
Target skills and knowledge: The course has four main objectives:
a. stimulating the sociological look;
b. providing critical tools for understanding social phenomena;
c. training basic skills on the history of sociology and social services, with a focus on the School of Chicago;
d. focussing on the sociology of socialization, education and the school.

It is therefore expected that, at its end, the student will develop knowledge related to: the logic of social sciences; the history of sociologicy; the study of social action; the forms of association; cultural phenomena; values, norms and institutions; differentiation and discrimination; socialization and education; sociology of the school and its relationship with society.
It is also expected to develop the basic skills needed to design and conduct sociological research, in particular through: the definition of a research design, the use of qualitative and group analysis techniques, the theoretical and empirical analysis of social phenomena in educational contexts.
Examination methods: Written examination. For the students attending to the classes, there will be an intermediate test.
Assessment criteria: Assessment will be based on the capacity of critical understanding of sociological concepts and theories and on the student's ability to translate these in a research question. In order to evaluate students' critical and discoursive skills I will conduct written examinations, with open questions.
Course unit contents: The lessons of the course will follow the following order:

- Introduction to sociology: what is sociology? Sociology and modernity; The dichotomous explanations of social change; The relationship between sociology and other sciences; The theories of society, social problems and public sociology;
- The territorial dynamics: metropolis and life of the spirit; community and society; settlement, inclusion and urban segregation; the ecological thought of the Chicago School; sociology and urban planning;
- Social organization: Society and association; values, norms and institutions; political movements and parties; the division of labor; the bureaucracy; industrial organization; the Chicago School and the organizing;
- Identity and social interaction: performance, roles, daily life, collective identities and individual identities; looking glass-self and altercasting;
- The fundamental sociological units: the family, the dyad, the social group, the social movement, the political party, the social class, supranational state and entity;
- Socialization and education: sociology of education, socialization in Durkheim and Mead, symbolic interactionism and sociology of the School; educational practices, socialization agencies, educational conflicts;
- Culture and cultural practices: culture, cultural production, religions and rituals; habitus, cultural practices and social distinction;
- Stratification and differentiation: work, production and social classes; the new stratification models; social differentiation: gender, age, race, ethnicity; fashion, consumption and definition of group identities;
- Deviance and discrimination: identity and conformity; stigmatization and social exclusion; sociology of crime; becoming deviant: interactionist analysis;
- Sociology of difference: colonialism and its overcoming; ethnocentrism; multiculturalism and new migrations; racism and other forms of xenophobia.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: LECTURES AND CLASS-WORKSHOPS.
Additional notes about suggested reading: We will make a minor use of Powerpoint, in order to limit the tendency to an excessive schematization of learning. Therefore, we will discuss explanatory audiovisual contents and introduce general summaries in Powerpoint that will not replace the study of mandatory texts. Seminar activities and case-study discussions will also be proposed.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • GRANDE, T. e PARINI E.G., SOCIOLOGIA: Problemi, teorie, intrecci storici. ROMA: CAROCCI, 2014. STUDIARE OBBLIGATORIAMENTE I CAPP. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,11,12, 13,14,15 e 16. LEGGERE FACOLTATIVAMENTE GLI ALTRI. Cerca nel catalogo
  • ANDREW ABBOTT, LEZIONI ITALIANE. L'EREDITA' DELLA SCUOLA DI CHICAGO. SALERNO: ORTOTHES, 2018. IN STAMPA. STUDIARE I CAPITOLI: INTRODUZIONE, 1,2,3 e 5. LEGGERE FACOLTATIVAMENTE IL CAP. 4 Cerca nel catalogo
  • LORENZO FISCHER, LINEAMENTI DI SOCIOLOGIA DELLA SCUOLA. BOLOGNA: IL MULINO, 2007. STUDIARE TUTTO Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Questioning
  • Story telling
  • Concept maps
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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