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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSN1031203, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1085, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENERAL SOCIOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
E-Learning website
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 ALESSANDRO MONGILI SPS/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses SPS/07 General Sociology 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 MONGILI ALESSANDRO (Presidente)
CRABU STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)
PICCIONI TIZIANA (Membro Effettivo)
ZANIN VALTER (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 MONGILI ALESSANDRO (Presidente)
CRABU STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)
PICCIONI TIZIANA (Membro Effettivo)
ZANIN VALTER (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Intellectual inquisitiveness is requested.
Target skills and knowledge: - Adopting a sociological stance towards activities, behaviors and identities;
- Identifying main schools of the sociological thought;
-To know the main concepts of sociology and to be able to explain their meanings;
- To be able to understand the sociological features of an issue;
Examination methods: Exam will be written, except during the exam sessions with less than twenty students enrolled. Students will respond to a series of open questions.
Assessment criteria: In order to evaluate the Students' work, we'll adopt some main criteria: logical consistency, adherence to the course content, the ability in reasoning and intersecting data to solve a problem or to response a question, and an ordered and correct writing.
Course unit contents: An introduction to Sociology
Society as a consistent system
Society as a conflcts arena
Inequality. Classes, races, ethnicity, parties.
Rational choice theory and sociological formalisms
Social processes, Social interaction, Social construction of Self.
Ethnomethodology and situated management of situations
Structuralism, Language, Text
Post-Structuralism and decentering the subject
Contemporary Sociology and Its Problems
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lecturing will be the standard teaching mode at this course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides used during the course will be available on the School of Psychology e-learning website for enrolled Students.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • O'Byrne, Darren J.; Bernardini, Sandro, Sociologiafondamenti e teorieDarren O'Byrneedizione italiana a cura di Sandro Bernardini. Milano: Torino, Pearson, 2012. Sono valide tutte le edizioni successive Cerca nel catalogo