The Course is divided into 6CFU. Lectures are held from March to May, on Monday and Wednesday (18 lectures) from 12: 00 to 14:00. Frequency is recommended. Exams are in oral mode.If the Covid emergency makes it necessary, lessons and examen will take place remotely.
The course is aimed at explaining the contents of a systemic approach oriented to complexity from an epistemological, sociological and methodological point of view, providing orientation criteria with respect to critical reflection in the last decades. Conceptual categories by which Complexity Science has innovated, with respect to the classical scientific approach, the conceptualization of systems' operation and evolution processes and intervention procedures, will be analyzed, applying these cognitive tools to interpretation social systems as complex systems and to the use of methodologies based on non-linearity, specifically the non-linear equations with a logistic structure, for the study of change and innovation / intervention processes of social systems (analysis of social complexity in political, organizational and sociological fields, for the study of social control processes and social integration issues in individualized and globalized modern society). In this regard, particular attention will be given to social predictability issue, delineating, in the light of Complexity, limits and new possibilities. At the end of the course students will have gained awareness of a new contemporary scientific landscape, characterized by a Sciences’ unification process, and will have matured theoretical and methodological skills in order to analyze and interpret appropriately dynamics of contemporary society in its today's qualification as complex society
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