Graduate

Social Sciences (MsC/Ph.D)

Overview


The Graduate Program in Social Science aims to examine the actions and views of State and Society concerning social issues, particularly with regard to the realms and processes of expression of inequality. This Graduate Program addresses these matters, along with their methodological and empirical developments, within a theoretical framework, from the perspective of research and intervention of actors and institutions.

Emphasis:

Political and social practices

Areas of Study


Identity and Sociability
Analyzes culture in its lived dimension, focusing on the identity logics that take place in the processes of social belonging, disaffiliation and exclusion of groups and individuals. Studies social practices relating to everyday life, their interaction and sociability dynamics, as well as the processes and theoretical and political implications relating to the construction of identities, the right to differences, religions and multiculturalism.

Social actors, Public Policies and Citizenship
Studies the relationships between State and Society regarding the organizational process of social actors, development of public agendas, and conditions and constraints for universalization of citizenship. Examines social policies on human rights, the relationships between society and the environment, and the generational and identity dynamics, analyzing representations, proposals and actions related to inequality in terms of individual and collective rights, access to services and quality of life.

Society, Economy and Emancipation
Addresses social practices and policies from the perspective of solidarity, analyzing its alternative and emancipatory sense. Focuses on associative and cooperative experiences, intercooperation systems, forms of collective entrepreneurship, initiatives based on reciprocity, as well as movements, Third Sector organizations and related policies.

Investigates existing social configurations in the context of work relations, democratic experiences, communities and territories, considering their transformational potential based on their respective epistemology and knowledge. Highlights knowledge-generating innovations and sustainable solutions via citizen engagement and cooperation between actors.

Faculty Back to menu


Course Coordinator

Carlos Alfredo Gadea Castro
PhD in Political Sociology.
Area of Study: Identity and Sociability
E-mail: cgadea@unisinos.br
Currículo Lattes

Academic Staff

Adriane Vieira Ferrarini
PhD in Sociology.
Area of Study: Society, Economy and Emancipation.
E-mail: adrianevf@unisinos.br
Currículo Lattes

Aloísio Ruscheinsky
PhD in Sociology.
Area of Study: Social Actors, Public Policies and Citizenship.
E-mail: aloisior@unisinos.br
Currículo Lattes

José Ivo Follmann
PhD in Sociology.
Area of Study: Identity and Sociability.
E-mail: jifmann@unisinos.br
Currículo Lattes

José Luiz Bica de Mélo
PhD in Sociology.
Area of Study: Social Actors, Public Policies and Citizenship.
E-mail: jlbica@unisinos.br
Currículo Lattes

José Odelso Schneider
PhD in Social Science.
Area of Study: Society, Economy and Emancipation.
E-mail: odelso@unisinos.br
Currículo Lattes

José Rogério Lopes
PhD in Social Science.
Area of Study: Social Actors Public Policies and Citizenship.
E-mail: jrlopes@unisinos.br
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Laura Cecília Lopez
PhD in Social Anthropology.
Area of Study: Social Actors, Public Policies and Citizenship.
E-mail: lauracl@unisinos.br
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Luiz Inácio Germany Gaiger
PhD in Sociology.
Area of Study: Society, Economy and Emancipation.
E-mail: gaiger@unisinos.br
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Marília Veríssimo Veronese
PhD in Psychology.
Area of Study: Society, Economy and Emancipation.
E-mail: mariliav@unisinos.br
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Miriam Steffen Vieira
PhD in Social Anthropology.
Area of Study: Identity and Sociability.
E-mail: miriamsv@unisinos.br
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Monika Weronika Dawbor da Silva
PhD in Political Science.
Area of Study: Social Actors, Public Policies and Citizenship.
E-mail: monikads@unisinos.br
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Solon Eduardo Annes Viola
PhD in History.
Area of Study: Social Actors, Public Policies and Citizenship.
E-mail: solonv@unisinos.br
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Teaching Fellows - Capes Project PNPD (National Plan for Post-Doctoral Research)

Eduardo Portanova Barros
PhD in Social Communication.
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Julice Salvagni
PhD in Sociology.
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Teaching Fellow - DOCFIX/CAPES/FAPERGS

Mauro Meirelles
PhD in Social Anthropology.
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Curricular Structure for the Master's and Doctoral Degree Program (when both) Back to menu


Master's Degree

The master's degree consists of 30 credits, including disciplines related to the Theoretical Branch, on fundamentals of Social Science (9 to 12), disciplines related to the Thematic Branch, about the Program Emphasis and Area of Study selected (9 to 12 credits), and disciplines related to the Methodological Branch, about the research process and development of Dissertation (9 credits).


Mandatory Courses
- Contemporary Social Theories (3 credits)
- Research Methodology (3 credits)
- Development of Social Science (3 credits)
- Seminar on Dissertation (3 credits)
- Society and State (3 credits) Optional Seminars
- Seminar on Political Science (3 credits)
- Seminar on Sociology (3 credits)
- Seminar on Anthropology (3 credits) Reference Courses
- Reference Course on Portuguese I: Identity and Sociability (3 credits)
- Reference Course on Portuguese II: Social Actors, Public Policies and Citizenship (3 credits)
- Reference Course on Portuguese III: Society, Economy and Emancipation (3 credits)

Special Topics
- Optional courses to be selected by students for fulfillment of a given requirement

Courses on Research Techniques
- Data Analysis Techniques I (3 credits)
- Data Analysis Techniques I (3 credits)

Doctoral Degree

The doctoral degree consists of 18 credits, including disciplines related to the Theoretical Branch, on fundamentals of Social Science (6 credits), disciplines related to the Thematic Branch, about the Program Emphasis and Area of Study selected (6 credits), and disciplines related to the Methodological Branch, about the research process and development of Thesis (6 credits).


Common Required Courses
- Seminar on Advanced Studies I (3 credits)
- Seminar on Advanced Studies II (3 credits)
- Seminar on Thesis I (3 credits)
- Seminar on Thesis II (3 credits)

Reference Courses
- Reference Course on Portuguese I: Identity and Sociability (3 credits)
- Reference Course on Portuguese II: Social Actors, Public Policies and Citizenship (3 credits)
- Reference Course on Portuguese III: Society, Economy and Emancipation (3 credits)
- Guided Reading (1 credit)

Special Topics
- Optional courses to be selected by students for fulfillment of a given requirement

Application and Selection Process Back to menu


Application
Application for admission can be done as follows: Online: from April 12, 2016 to June 6, 2016 By Mail: documentation must be submitted by June 6, 2016 (posting date) In Person: from April 12, 2016 to June 13, 2016 at Unisinos Customer Service

Selection
Master's Degree: July 4-15, 2016 Classification in the selection process is as follows:

a) Analysis of Lattes Curriculum Vitae and Preliminary Research Project;
b) Essay Examination;
c) Interview.

Contact Back to menu


Office of the Registrar for the Graduate Program in Social Science.
Phone: +55 (51) 3590 8485
E-mail: ppgcs@unisinos.br
Hours: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm
Location: School of Humanities - Unisinos São Leopoldo Campus

Social Sciences (MsC/Ph.D)