The course aims to provide basic sociological knowledge and to provide expertise in addressing the issues of other sociological disciplines. In this sense, the students must familiarize they self with the sociological terminology, with the different currents of sociological thought, with the interpretations of social issues given by major authors. Students must also acquire critical skills for reading social phenomena.
During the course two different approaches to sociological issues will be used. In a first phase, the main theories will be presented, with references to the classics authors of sociology and the most recent reflections. In the second stage some aspects of the changing work in the complex society will be taken into consideration: from various forms of work management to flexibility and, last but not least, social problems related to unemployment.
Paolo Jedlowski, Il mondo in questione, Carocci, Roma 2010;
Renato Fontana, Complessità sociale e lavoro, Carocci, Roma 2013