Some knowledge on sociology is required, both epistemological an theoretical. We suggest the previous frequency of disciplines in the 1st school and 2d year of this course.
In this course classes will be organized in two parts: one is based in a theoretical and conceptual presentation, by the professor, around the main authors and issues discussed in the program; the second part is dedicated to the collective debates involving the participation of the group.
To provide theoretical-analytical instruments needed to understand the social inequalities and social movements in contemporary societies.
To consolidate knowledge produced on different forms of social inequality and the various types of social movements that have marked social change since 19th century.
Students must acquire the ability to identify the central concepts related to the discussion of inequalities and socially structured differences and distinguish the different theoretical currents explaining social movements.
Students of this curricular unit must acquire the following specific competencies:
- ability to read and interpret official data about inequalities;
- construction of inequalities indicators;
- identification of inequalities' structural factors;
- knowledge of the specificities of the new social movements.
José Manuel Oliveira Mendes
Active participation on classes, including oral presentations : 20.0%
The writing of a critical essay: 30.0%
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