Sociology and policy of inclusion (2020/2021)

Course code
4S007386
Credits
6
Coordinator
Luca Mori
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
SOCIOLOGIA DELLA DEVIANZA 3 SPS/07-GENERAL SOCIOLOGY Sem. 1A Luca Mori
SOCIOLOGIA DELLE MIGRAZIONI 3 SPS/07-GENERAL SOCIOLOGY Sem. 1A Sergio Cecchi

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
- Knowledge and understanding of the determinants of bio-psycho-social well being (with particular regard to the main social problems often faced by social workers)
- Knowledge and understanding of the main process of social change

Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
- Ability to place users problems in the wider social dynamics
- Ability to recognize the main causes of people needs and distinguish among their social, familial and personal roots.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
The course is split into two different parts. In the first one, topics of deviance and marginality will be addressed, trying to provide the students with the main sociological models of explanation of these phenomena. The aim is to give the students the knowledge and skills necessary to project and critically assess social interventions in this field. In its second part, the course will deal with the topic of migration, discussing social causes and social mechanisms at the heart of the phenomenon together with its consequences on the social services demand. The aim is to give to students the knowledge and the skills necessary to elaborate critical interpretation of the migration process with particular regard to social work practices (unaccompanied minors, prostitution, economic marginality, and economic exploitation).

Syllabus

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The course aims at deepening the relation between social order and deviance through an analysis of the main theoretical approaches developed by both Italian and International sociologists. PREREQUISTES: To fully understand the contents of the course some general sociological notions are requested. CONTENTS: - Positivist criminology; - Psychoanalytic theory of criminality - Structural-functionalism - Deviant subcultures - Labelling approach - Theories of social conflict - Prison system and the reproduction of social reality
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Assessment methods and criteria

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MM: SOCIOLOGIA DELLA DEVIANZA
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The final exam will consist of a written test. The candidate will have to answer to 3 open questions in 2 hours of time. Two questions will deal with the topics presented and discussed during the course. The third question will try to elicit the critical analysis skills of the candidates. More clearly, the students will be asked to provide a personal reflection on some topics treated during the course (a comparison, a critical comment, an empirical exemplificaton, etc.) EVALUATION CRITERIA: - the degree of comprehension of the discipline; - the degree of comprehension of the single concepts; - the capacity of presenting theoretical problems; - the mastery of the disciplinary lexicon; - the capacity to connect different topics; - The capacity to provide powerful empirical exemplification of the theoretical concepts discussed.
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Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Alessandro Baratta Criminologia critica e critica del diritto penale Meltemi 2019
Ambrosini Maurizio Sociologia delle migrazioni il Mulino 2020 9788815284914