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Sociology II

Code 13118
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Sociology
Entry requirements Not applicable
Mode of delivery Presential
Learning outcomes Continuing Sociology I, Sociology II aims to introduce students to some core themes of sociology. Within these themes we address core concepts and introduce theoretical approaches central to explain and understand social reality.
- Continue to contribute to the social deconstruction of preconceived ideas and to the development of the sociological imagination;
- Develop a scientific, critical and reflexive stand;
- Analyse core aspects of modern society and illustrate them in terms of sociological theories and concepts;
- Analyze and interpret basic readings in sociology;
- Demonstrate capacity to discuss and sociologically argue both orally and in writing.
Syllabus I - Gender and Sexuality
1 - From gender differences to perspectives on gender inequality
2 - Femininity, masculinities and gender relations: from reproduction to social transformation.
3 - Human sexuality: biology and social influences

II - Social Control, Compliance and Deviance
4 - Approaches to crime and deviance
5 - Sociological theories of crime and deviance
6 - Social control and criminal identification in the second modernity

III - Globalization
7 - Concepts, dimensions and causes
8 - Main theories
9 - Globalization and risk
- The manufactured risks
-The climate change

IV - Communication and Society
10 - The media: what changes from offline to online
11 - The main theories
12 - From the mobile phone to the social networks: potentialities and constraints

V - Organizations and Organizational Change
13 - Reflections on the concept of organization
14 - Theories of organizations
15 - Contemporaneity and challenges of organizational change
Main Bibliography Brym, Robert (2007) Sociology : your compass for a new world, Thomson/Wadsworth
Cohen, Robin (2000) Global Sociology, MacMillan
Costa, António Firmino da (2001) O que é a Sociologia, Quimera
Giddens, Anthony (2001) Sociology, Introductory Readings, Cambridge, Polity Press.
Giddens, Anthony (2009) Sociologia, Lisboa, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 6ª ed.
Quah, Stella (2000) International Handbook of Sociology, Sage
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Students have to introduce themselves to the teacher, fill out the course form during the first week of classes and also acquire the mandatory bibliography.
1 - Continuous assessment: (i) test (40%); (ii) test (50%); (iii) participation (10%) which includes preparation of practical classes and effective participation.
2 - Final evaluation: the minimum mark for admission to the examination is, for all students, 6 values (average of the two tests).
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-15

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