SPS/07 - 9 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff

Office: Palazzo Reburdone via Vittorio Emanuele 8, 95131 Catania
Phone: 095 70305255
Office Hours: Lunedì e Mercoledì 9:30-11:30, Palazzo Reburdone. Su richiesta degli studenti possono essere fissati altri orari e giorni di ricevimento.

Course Structure

The course is structured into one single module of 9 CFU. The first 6 CFU will deal with issues common to areas L39 and L40. Therefore, some health issues will be treated with particular attention to their importance for the profession of social worker. The course will be structured through lectures, during which the topics included in the program will be presented and analyzed.

Detailed Course Content

The contents of Institutions of Sociology course have been programmed taking into account both the common sociological areas for students enrolled in L40 and L39 classes, with the aim, therefore, of making students of both courses able to operate with the fundamental categories of sociological analysis in a multiplicity of working contexts in the public and private sectors, as well as of the characterizing and professionalizing teachings that are particularly useful for maturing skills especially in the medical-welfare area. Taking also into account the preparation needed to pursue studies in a Master's Degree Program in Political and Social Affairs, the topics issues included in the teaching program will be: the elements of culture and their relevance for social action; the notion of social structure; the sociological concept of individual and collective social actor, the various stages of the process of socialization, the notion of social interaction. Norms and institutions; the deviant behavior; stratification and social mobility; secularization and religious fundamentalisms.Organized groups, healthcare facilities, and the use of therapeutic resources. The incidence of cultural determinants in relation to Health-Illness-Related Behavior. Illness and social system. The professionalization of medical practice.

Textbook Information

Text 1: Bagnasco A. Barbagli M. Cavalli A., Corso di Sociologia, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2012; Introduction, capp: III, V, VI, VIII, XI.

Text 2: Giddens A. Sutton P., Fondamenti di Sociologia, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2014, cap: IX.

Text 3: Vignera R., Protagonisti e interpreti della Sociologia sanitaria, Milano, FrancoAngeli, 2005; chapp. first part: I, III, IV; second part: I.

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