Sociology of Cultural Processes (2016/2017)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Sandro Stanzani
Sandro Stanzani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
II SEMESTRE dal Feb 27, 2017 al Jun 10, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course is oriented to introduce students to the critical knowledge of:
1. the concept of culture and its components in a sociological perspective;
2. the characteristics of main cultural processes in act in contemporary western societies;
3. the contemporary semantic of tourism and its implication in projecting tourist production as cultural product.


Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Griswold W. Sociologia della cultura il Mulino 2005 9788815107114
Donati P. Sociologia della relazione (Edizione 1) il Mulino 2013
Savelli A. Sociologia del turismo Hoepli 2012

Assessment methods and criteria

Bibliography for the exam:
A. Donati, Sociologia della relazione, Bologna, il Mulino, fino a pag. 96.
B. Griswold W., Sociologia della cultura, Bologna, Il Mulino.
C. Savelli A., Sociologia del turismo, Milano, Hoepli (studiare con l’ausilio delle slides i capitoli dal 1 al 5; dal 7 al 9).
D. Slides di introduzione alla sociologia disponibili al link avvisi della pagina docente.

Exam modality:
Normally the course requires a final oral assessment (exam) of the contents acquired by the students.
However, in order to facilitate students attending classes , at the end of the course, is scheduled a written exam (test of about 32 questions and 4 items per question) on the first two books of the reading list (A e B).
Only students who reach a mark of at least 18/30 pass the test.
The mark obtained is valid till February 2018.
The test takes place only once a year.
Those who pass the written test must support a further oral examination on the remaining part of the program (letter C of bibliography). The second oral assesment (exam) will be held in the ordinary calls of June, July, September 2017 and the months of January and February 2018.
Who doesn’t take or pass the first written exam, presents the whole program at the oral exams that take place in the normal sessions.
Those who do not complete the examination procedure (the oral exam on the second part of the program) before February 2018 must take the exam on the whole program in oral form.
Who shall bear no written tests for exemption must support all the program in the ordinary exams in June, July, September, January, February.