RURAL SOCIOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΑΓΡΟΤΙΚΗ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ / RURAL SOCIOLOGY
CodeΝ122Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420001842

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

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

Registered students: 17
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherSpring-5
AGROTIKĪS OIKONOMIASElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600120606
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
An agronomist in the field of agricultural economics, must be able to answer questions raised in contradiction with major economic theories and models. For instance how can one explain the fact that in a globalized economy small farms are still surviving?Why there is only a handful of women heads of agricultural cooperatives? what is the role of immigrants in rural economy? What strategies does the rural family develops towards social reproduction? The objectives of this course are-upon completion of the course students will be able: 1) to understand the socio-historical circumstances that led to contemporary types of farms in Greece 2) to understand major transformations in rural societies and farming profession 3) to answer to contemporary problems within a farm through the lens of social studies 4) to understand the major sociological theoretical perspectives dealing with the causes and consequences of poverty in rural areas 5) to analyze causes and consequences of social stratification & gender inequality in the rural 6) to develop critical skills in evaluating the theoretical and methodological approaches in rural sociology 7) to broaden professional/research interests
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • 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
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to Rural Society and Rural Sociology. Defining and understanding the Rural. Social- rural restructuring. From peasants to contemporary-modern rural society. Historical review of the rural society in Greece. Sociological approach to farm assets (land, labour, capital, management). Family farming Labour: gender issues, immigrants, pluriactivity, new roles and transformation of farmer's identity Poverty and social exclusion in the rural Young farmers and succession
Keywords
community, migrants, women, poverty, diversification, family, elderly, succession, homelessness
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • 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 URL for up- loading notes, directions and communicating news to students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures39
Fieldwork13
Reading Assigment36
Tutorial13
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities6
Written assigments30
Exams3
Total140
Student Assessment
Description
40% written/oral exams and 60% one assignment and one group project to be shared during the semester of the course.
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)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. ΓΕΩΓΡΑΦΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΥΠΑΙΘΡΟΥ. ΔΙΑΔΙΚΑΣΙΕΣ, ΑΠΟΚΡΙΣΕΙΣ & ΕΜΠΕΙΡΙΕΣ ΑΓΡΟΤΙΚΗΣ ΑΝΑΔΙΑΡΘΡΩΣΗΣ MICHAEL WOODS ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ (2011) ΑΘΗΝΑ [ΚΩΔΙΚΟΣ: 7657864] 2. ΑΓΡΟΤΙΚΗ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ, ΔΑΟΥΤΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ, Γ., ΚΑΖΑΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ, Λ. & ΚΟΥΣΗ, Μ. (2007). ΕΚΔΌΣΕΙΣ ΖΥΓΟΣ ΑΘΗΝΑ [ΚΩΔ. 1732]
Additional bibliography for study
1. Δαμιανάκος Σ., 2002, Από τον χωρικό στον αγρότη, Εκδ. Εξάντας – ΕΚΚΕ, Αθήνα. 2. Κασίμης Χ., Λουλούδης Λ. (Επιμ.), 1999, Ύπαιθρος Χώρα, Συλλογικός Τόμος, Εκδ. Πλέθρον, Αθήνα. 3. Μωυσίδης Α., Ανθοπούλου Θ., Ντυκέν Μ., 2002, Οι ηλικιωμένοι στον αγροτικό χώρο, Εκδ. Gutemberg, Αθήνα. 4. Ψυχογιός, Δ.1987. Προίκες, Φόροι, Σταφίδα και Ψωμί, Εθνικό Κέντρο Κοινωνικών Ερευνών, Αθήνα 5. Ιωσηφίδης, Θ. Παπαδόπουλος, Α. 2004, «Φτώχεια και κοινωνικός αποκλεισμός στον αγροτικό χώρο» στο: Παπαδόπουλος Α.(επιμ.) Η ανάπτυξη σε μια Πολυλειτουργική Υπαιθρο, εκδ. Gutenberg, Αθήνα, σελ. 113-149. 6.Σαφιλίου, Κ. 2004, « Η δυναμική του κοινωνικού αποκλεισμού των μικρών γεωργών και ιδίως των γυναικών», στο: Α. Παπαδόπουλος(επιμ.), Η Ανάπτυξη σε μια πολυλειτουργική Υπαιθρο, εκδ. Gutenberg, Αθήνα, σελ. 85-111. 7. Κασίμης, Χ. Ζακοπούλου, Ε. Παπαδόπουλος, Α. 2003, «Η συμβολή των μεταναστών στη σύγχρονη γεωργική εκμετάλλευση: Μελέτη τριών παραδειγματικών περιοχών, στο: Επιθεώρηση Κοινωνικών Ερευνών, (111-112), σελ. 9-38. 8. Κοβάνη, Ε. 1995 Αν γεράνου φωνήν επάκουσης. Νέοι και κοινότητα. Εθνικό Κέντρο Κοινωνικών ερευνών . for erasmus students: Sociologia Ruralis http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/soru.2013.53.issue-1/issuetoc Journal of Rural Sociology http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ruso.2012.77.issue-4/issuetoc
Last Update
26-01-2019