SOCIOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ / SOCIOLOGY
CodeΝ011Υ
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420001755

Programme of Study: UPS School of Agriculture (2011-today)

Registered students: 480
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course114

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600119904
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Academic education must prepare students both as scientists and members of society that is currently confronted with global challenges such as population growth, social inequalities, movements, environmental problems, transition to an information society etc. Sociology analyzes social reality through the lens of different theoretical streams and is a powerful scientific tool that helps an agronomist understand - beyond a surface reading of reality. After the completion of the course students will be able to : 1. understand the rapidly changing social environment in which they are going to live and to operate as people, scientist-practitioners- agronomists. 2. gain sociological imagination, recognizing aspects of the social environment even under the superficial reading of reality 3. apply sociology in practice 5. learn basic theoretical streams of sociology
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Short History of Sociological Thought Classical sociologists & rural societies. Social Theoretical Approaches. Symbolic interactionism (Symbols & Signs). Social construction of the countryside. Social structure. Social status. Social roles. Social mobility Social Exclusion. Social inequalities. Social networks-Social capital Social dilemmas and natural resources. Sociological thinking and environment Social research and ethics.
Keywords
Inequalities, culture, norms, trust, integration, gender, environment, moovements
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
Use of Power Point, use of elearning platform AUTh URL for up- loading notes, guidelines and communicating news to students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.4
Reading Assigment301.1
Tutorial110.4
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities40.1
Written assigments250.9
Exams30.1
Total1124
Student Assessment
Description
60% two tasks/essays & 40% written/oral exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1.ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ. ΟΙ ΒΑΣΙΚΕΣ ΕΝΝΟΙΕΣ-ΝΕΑ ΑΝΑΘΕΩΡΗΜΕΝΗ ΕΚΔΟΣΗ, Hughes M., Kroehler C.J ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ, 2014 ΑΘΗΝΑ [Κωδ.11642] 2. ΑΠΟ ΤΟΝ ΑΓΡΟΤΙΚΟ ΧΩΡΟ ΣΤΗΝ ΥΠΑΙΘΡΟ ΧΩΡΑ.. Ανθοπούλου, Θ. & Μωυσίδης, Α. 2005, GUTENBERG ΑΘΗΝΑ [32149]
Additional bibliography for study
1. Παπαδόπουλος, Α., & Χατζημιχάλης, Κ., 2016. Οι «φαντασιώσεις/αναπαραστάσεις» της ευρωπαϊκής υπαίθρου: μια κριτική εισαγωγική συζήτηση. Επιθεώρηση Κοινωνικών Ερευνών, 125(125), 3-19. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/grsr.9894 2. Κονιόρδος, Σ. (επιμ.) 2010. Κοινωνικό Κεφάλαιο. Εμπιστοσύνη & Κοινωνία των πολιτών. Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση, Αθήνα. 3. Λεοντσίνη, Μ., 2010. Φύλο και Κοινωνικό Κεφάλαιο. Εκδόσεις ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ, Αθήνα [for ERASMUS students] Sociology : The Core by Carolyn J. Kroehler and Michael Hughes (2013)
Last Update
25-01-2019