Sociology and social work I - SOCIOLOGIA DEL TERZO SETTORE (2017/2018)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Sandro Stanzani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. IB dal Nov 13, 2017 al Jan 20, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

1. The module aims to introduce students to the basic concepts necessary to understand the social role of third sector organizations, in order to work with such kind of organizations in the field of social services contributing to realize an itegrated system of social intevention and services.
2. More generally the course will propose a theoretical reflection on the role of third sector organizations in the nowadays crisis of welfare state.


Review of the main theories of Thir sector
The relational specificity of Third sector
Third sector and innovation in social policies
Third sector in Italy: laws, culture and practices

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Fazzi L. Il servizio sociale nel terzo settore Maggioli Editore 2016 8891615510
Stanzani Sandro La specificità relazionale del terzo settore (Edizione 2) FrancoAngeli 1999

Assessment methods and criteria

In order to facilitate students who attend the lessons, at the end of the course, is fixed a written exam (test of about 25 questions and 4 items per question) on the first part of the program (“La specificità relazionale del terzo settore” (untill pag. 131); entry "privato sociale/terzo settore" and slides). Supera la prova scritta chi riporta una valutazione non inferiore a 18/30..
Only students who reach a mark of at least 18/30 pass the test.
The mark obtained is valid till February 2019.
The test takes place only once a year.
The exam on the second part of the program is oral and takes place in the normal sessions of the academic calendar.
Who doesn’t sustain the written exam, presents the whole program at the oral exams that take place in the normal sessions.