Sociology of knowledge and language (2013/2014)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S02438
Name of lecturer
Paola Di Nicola
Coordinator
Paola Di Nicola
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SPS/08 - SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem IB dal Nov 18, 2013 al Jan 19, 2014.

Lesson timetable

Sem IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM lesson Reading room, Library Videoteca  
Friday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM lesson Reading room, Library Videoteca  

Learning outcomes

The course aims to study the mode of access to knowledge of objects and social relations, mediated primarily by the language. The course aims to analyze how the social reality (in its various spheres of meaning) is socially constructed and that the task of the sociology of knowledge is to analyze the processes pass through which this occurs. Social reality, knowledge and language (as a first form of social legitimacy) are detailed and themed concepts.

Syllabus

Within a class, the following topics will be developed:
- The social construction of reality
- From the common sense knowledge to the specialized knowledge
- Language as a constitutive dimension of the human
- Language as a collective heritage
- Language as a tool
- Globalization and new semanticof the inequalities
- Location of the self, biographies working and new forms of reflexivity in the complex society

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam