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Theories of Social Exclusion

Code 12310
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Sociology
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery Presential
Learning outcomes To provide the students with updated knowledges on poverty and social exclusion
To understand and know the theories
To identify problems, policies, practices and protagonists
To identify differences between portuguese situation and other national contexts
To develop competences of critical analysis
To develop autonomy and argumentative competences

Syllabus I - Poverty and social exclusion: contexts, theories and concepts
II – Social exclusion dimensions: deprivation, disqualification and desaffiliation
III – How to mesure the poverty?
IV – Target groups and specific problematics
V – From theories and policies to the intervention against social exclusion.

Main Bibliography AUGUSTO, Amélia e SIMÔES, Mª João (coords.) (2007) Inserções – Diagnóstico Social em Concelhos da Beira Interior, disponível em
CAPUCHA, Luís (2005), Desafios da Pobreza, Oeiras: Celta Editora.
CASTEL, Robert (1995), Les Métamorphoses de la Question Social: une Chronique du Salariat, Paris: Fayard.
COSTA, Alfredo Bruto da (1998), Exclusões Sociais, Lisboa: Gradiva.
GORDON, David e TOWNSEND, Peter (orgs.) (2000), Breadline Europe: the Measurement of Poverty, Bristol: The Policy Press.
MISHRA, Ramesh (1995), O Estado-Providência na Sociedade Capitalista, Oeiras: Celta.
PAUGAM, Serge (1996), L’exclusion – L’état des savoirs, Paris : La Decouverte.
PAUGAM, Serge (2003), A desqualificação social, Porto: Porto Editora.
ROOM, Graham (1997) Beyond The Threshold – The measurement and analysis of social exclusion, Bristol: Policy Press.
SOULET, Marc-Henry (org,) (2000), Da não integração, Coimbra: Quarteto.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods Theoretical and practical Classes (TPC)
Tutorial guidance

Individual and group activities and presentations
Critical reviews
Participation in classes and debates
Recognising and analysis of social problems on the grounds of theories
Metodologias de Ensino e Critérios de Avaliação 1 – Avaliação contínua Avaliação contínua: teste (50%); ensaio individual 40%); participação (10%). A avaliação contínua implica ainda a presença a 80 % das aulas.
2 – Avaliação final: nota mínima de 6 valores no teste para admissão a exame.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2016-04-01

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