General sociology (m) (2017/2018)

Course code
4S02307
Name of lecturer
Domenico Secondulfo
Coordinator
Domenico Secondulfo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SPS/07 - GENERAL SOCIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. IA dal Sep 25, 2017 al Nov 11, 2017.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to give to the students of the philosophy course an overview of the epistemological approaches followed by sociology, in order to allow a clear view of the differences and similarities between sociology and the other scientific areas . One of these cognitive approaches will then be discussed in depth so as to allow a working knowledge. We will try to encourage the autonomy of judgment, understanding, self-reflection and student learning skills.

Syllabus

The course aims to provide an overview of cognitive approaches that support and articulate the knowledge of the social reality from the perspective of sociology.
It will then be analyzed and developed, in particular, the constructivist theory.


- P. Berger, T. Luckmann, La realtà come costruzione sociale.
- D. Sparti, Epistemologia delle scienze sociali.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Sparti Epistemologia delle scienze sociali NIS 1995
Berger PL, Luckmann Th La realtà come costruzione sociale (Edizione 1) Il Mulino editore 1969

Assessment methods and criteria

written examination
open questions about the topics available on the texts and aimed at verifying the ability to argue, the logical link between the themes and the ability to integrate the topics present in different texts.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018