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Introduction to Epistemology

Christos Xanthopoulos - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Sociology, Panteion University

The course deals with the research part for the possibility of knowledge and skeptical arguments, the field from which we can derive knowledge (correct reason - mind, experience -senses), the way in which knowledge and science in our era are connected and other basic questions of epistemology. In examining these issues, the following process is followed: a) clarified as far as possible the concept of Epistemology and distinguished from the concept of Philosophy of Science. b) Reference is made to the opinions of Plato, Aristotle, and the Rationale, for the knowledge. c) In the context of perceptions about the knowledge of modern times, presented (I) selectively the positions for knowledge (source, process of acquisition) of rationalists (Descartes) and the English empiricists (Locke, Berkeley, Hume - Locke, Berkeley, Hume) and (Ii) the concept of rationality is detailed,the role it plays and the importance which is ascribed to the modern controversy between rationalists and constructivist on the establishment of science and knowledge while there are analyzed as well some of the basic positions of one of the most radical schools of modern constructivism, the School of Edinburgh.

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Biology, Class and Crime

Gregory Lazos - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Sociology, Panteion University

The course examines two sets (and criminal) definition visas and justification of crime. The first, the class related, originally developed in the early decades of the 19th century, defines and delivers the crime as a moral and cultural status of the 'lower classes', especially those gathered in major cities during the Industrial Revolution. The second, the biology related, originally developed in the second half of the 19th century, states and attributes the crime to human biology, mainly the 'lower classes' where diverse biological defects of the human kind settle and accumulate. Such considerations were the degeneration, social Darwinism, the eugenics and in particular the atavism (visa on congenital criminals from C. Lombroso), as their evolution from Nazi criminology and homologous American visas to modern biocriminology. The course examines whether and to which forms the modern criminology brings theorems in ways counterparts of class and biology visas presented, as are prospects of a transfer in the 21st century of the focus of forensic ethics, micro-culture and above all, human biology.

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Restorative Justice and Social Mediation

Vasiliki Artinopoulou - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Sociology, Panteion University

The course aims to familiarize students with contemporary trends of intervention in the context or limitations of judicial systems. Specifically are analyzed the ideological, sociological, cultural approaches of alternative examples of the administration of justice such as restorative or reparative justice. The social mediation as a concept and as a practice for the peaceful conflict resolution applied to social, legal, work and school environments is included in the major applied restorative justice policies. The education of students in technical communication and social mediation constitutes a specific section of the course and includes experiential exercises and role plays lasting at least ten teaching hours.

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International organizations, European Union and social policy

Konstantinos Dimoulas - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Social Policy, Panteion University

Starting with the interdependence of the social problems facing our societies (incomplete education, immigration, health, child poverty, unemployment, social dumping, etc.) and the need for synergy in the international level to improve social welfare analyzed the institutional role and the initiatives of international organizations on the above issues (UN, UNESCO, World Bank, WHO, ILO, OECD, WTO, etc.). The largest part of the course focuses on European Union with particular reference to the rules, initiatives and methodologies of the services for the design and implementation of interventions in social policy (treaties, directives, Recommendations, Resolutions, OMC, European Strategies etc. Action Plans).

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Social Cognition

Alexandra Chantzi - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Psychology, Panteion University

Social cognition is an approximation of Social Psychology that focuses on how the intellect is influenced by the broader and immediate social context, and that in turn affects social behavior. It has been considered by many scientists as perhaps the most dominant approach to the interpretation of social behavior. Social psychology was pronounced "cognitive connotation", even from the time of Kurt Lewin, who thought that we can understand social behavior more effectively if we see it as a function of people's perceptions of their surrounding "world". The social intellect examines how people as "social thinkers" process the information they receive from others and the environment and how these processes affect the recruitment of others and their interaction with them. Social cognition is studying how people understand others and themselves and focus on how ordinary people think and feel about people and how they think they think and feel about people.

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Visual Culture

Yiannis Skarpelos - Postgraduate - (A+)
Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University

The Vision is one of the central means for recruiting culture, with both with meaning that is given by anthropology, and with that given from the culture studies. The course examines the main approaches to visible and its connection with both culture and its binding to the triplex picture-knowledge- power. After these the course focuses on empirical investigation of visual culture, exemplified by the existing literature on the development of a methodology for optical studies, and optical data computational analysis.

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Ethnomedicine

Diana Riboli - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University

This course explores medical systems in different cultural contexts. Students will engage in analysis and investigation of ethnomedical systems such as shamanism, healing systems in different oral cultures, alternative and complementary medical systems (with particular emphasis to Chinese medicine and Ayurveda). The course will also introduce the students to medical pluralism, ethnopsychiatry, and ethnobotany. Starting from the fact that biomedicine can be considered the main ethnomedical system of industrialized and mostly western countries, the lessons will present cases of conflicts, acceptance and/or collaboration between different medical systems, in the global world.

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Specific issues of regional policy

Christos Ladias - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Economic and Regional Development, Panteion University

The course develops and analyzes special issues of regional policy. It consists of two major parts the first of which is divided into 4 courses and a total of 29 to examine thematic and the second divided into 4 courses and includes a total of 52 themes. For more and more detailed information please see left onto Lesson Information tab, and in the documents in the file contents.

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Preindustrial societies I

Panagiotis Doukellis - Undergraduate - (A+)
Department of Sociology, Panteion University

The appearance of the urban phenomenon and the creation of cities in the eastern Mediterranean and the Near East.

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Organised Crime

Gregory Lazos - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Sociology, Panteion University

The course presents the basic criminology considerations on organized crime (as an organized group, as informal economy as a way of integration of national minorities into society) and the most complex developed during the recent decades.The fields and modes of action of organized crime are analyzed. Then is provided a valid narrative of the forms of organized crime from the 17th century (Caribbean piracy, Italian and American Mafia, political machine in New York, Boston and others, Chinese and Japanese organized crime, and recently in Colombia, Asian Triangle post-Soviet Russia. The relationship of organized crime globalization is examined. Finally, the course turns his attention to the history of organized crime in prostitution in Greece, from the 1830s until the Troube and Vourla (Piraeus) and Vardar (Thessaloniki )up to the modern transnational trafficking of foreign women (1980s, issued by Caribbean, Thailand and Poland, decades 1990 and 2000, issued by Eastern Europe, Balkans and Africa).