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General Sociology II

Code: SOCI038     Acronym: SGER2

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Sociology

Instance: 2021/2022 - 2S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Department of Sociology
Course/CS Responsible: Bachelor in Sociology

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
SOCI 85 SOCI - Study Plan 1 - 6 41 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Carlos Manuel da Silva Gonçalves

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 2,50
Tutorial Supervision: 0,50
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical and practical Totals 1 2,50
Carlos Manuel da Silva Gonçalves 2,50
Tutorial Supervision Totals 1 0,50
Carlos Manuel da Silva Gonçalves 0,50

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


Initiation to the knowledge of plural processes of globalization
Understanding the structural elements of some social institutions
Knowledge of major recompositions of contemporary Portuguese society understanding the structural elements of some social institutions

Learning outcomes and competences

questioning the different theories about the globalization
capacity to interpret analytical dimensions of globalization
sociological questioning about social institutions in contemporary societies
domain and questioning of the main trends characterizing the contemporary portuguese society
communication skills oral and written
ability to work independently and in a team
critical ability to search, selection and analysis of information
learning ability, innovation and creativity

Working method



1. Modernity and Globalization
1.1. Dimensions of globalization
1.2. Debate and controversies about the globalization
1.3. Globalization and global inequalities
2. Processes and Social institutions: social production and reproduction:
2.1. Economy, work and organizations
2.2. Gender, family and sexuality 
2.3. Education, school and youth
2.4. Mass media
2.5. State and power
3. Portuguese society: recent trends and challenges

Mandatory literature

ALLAN, Kelly; The Social Lens: An Invitation to Social and Sociological Theory, Sage, 2010
ALMEIDA, João Ferreira (Coord.); Introdução à Sociologia, Univ. Aberta, 1994
COSTA, António Firmino da ; O que é a Sociologia?, , Difusão Cultural , 2006
DEMARTIS, Lucia ; Compêndio de Sociologia, Edições 70, 2006
FERREIRA, José; Sociologia, McGraw-Hill, 1995
GIDDENS, Anthony ; O mundo na era da globalização, Presença, 2007
GIDDENS, Anthony; Sociologia, FCG, 2004
JAVEAU, Claude ; Lições de Sociologia, Celta. , 1998
RITZER, George; Globalization: a basic text , Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
VIEGAS, José Manuel; COSTA, António Firmino; Portugal, que modernidade?, Celta, 1998

Teaching methods and learning activities

There are several teaching methodologies. Theoretical-practical sessions – lecturing and discussion with students in the classroom about the topics of syllabus with the use of demonstrative examples. Tutorial sessions - presentation and discussion by students, organized in small groups, the texts and case studies previously selected and appointed by the teacher. The teacher publishes in SIGARRA / FLUP a developed summary for each topic of the syllabus with specific indications about the contents and bibliography. In SIGARRA / FLUP is available bibliography of some of the required reading.


Não se aplica


Social sciences > Sociology > Macrosociology

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Exame 55,00
Participação presencial 10,00
Trabalho escrito 35,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 100,00
Frequência das aulas 39,00
Trabalho escrito 23,00
Total: 162,00

Eligibility for exams

According to the Assessment Regulations of FLUP, the evaluation includes a pre-requisite compliance with the attendance. The student meets this requirement does not exceed the maximum number of absences of 25% of TP and 25% of OT. Components of evaluation: individual written report; final exam; work in the sessions of tutorials.

Calculation formula of final grade

Criteria weighting of each of the components of the final grade of the course: individual written with 35%, final exam, oral and if necessary, with 60%; work in orientation sessions tutorial with 10%. It is mandatory to carry out the work and individual written final exam.
Approval for the course is a condition that the marks obtained in the final written exam and oral is required, and the individual written is equal to or higher than 10, for each of them.

Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

Students who are exempted, by law, from attending classes, and who wish to take the distributed assessment with final exam, have to submit written reports to replace the work normally done in tutorials. Students must schedule the dates with the lecturer responsible.

Classification improvement

The student may apply for improving the classification in accordance with the Rules of FLUP . Improving classification focuses only on the final written exam and oral is required. Will be considered for the calculation of the final mark, the marks obtained in the remaining components. They keep the weighting of each of these components of evaluation and the conditions for approval for the course.

The era of action includes performing a new final exam, and if necessary oral (55% of the final grade), and / or a new individual report writing (35% of final grade), on a date to deliver stipulated by the teacher . For approval to the course, the classification of each component must be equal to or higher than 10. To calculate the final ranking keeps weighting espeitante to work in orientation sessions tutorial.


It is published on the course page of the dossier Sigarra guidance that contains a set of detailed information on all operating rules and teach the subject, as well as general indications of the course. It is essential your perusal.
Become available on the course page of Sigarra support materials to class.

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