Curricular Matrix

New curricular matrix – 2017/1

Discipline Name

Course Description

Number of credits

MANDATORY DISCIPLINES

Social research methodology
(Mandatory – Master’s)
(Non-mandatory – Doctorate)
Theoretical-methodological perspectives: the method, in Marx, Durkheim, Weber and Bourdieu; social research modalities; structuring and elaboration of the research project.

3

Social policy: conceptions and tendencies

(Mandatory – Master’s and Doctorate)

The binomial State/Social policy from its historic trajectory – from the liberal perspective to the neoliberalism and the hybrid models of social protection. Constitutive elements and the roles of Social Policy in capitalist societies; analysis of the social welfare state: expansion and crisis; contemporary debate, tendencies and critics to the current standard of Social Policy; social policies in countries of central capitalism and the particularities of Latin America.

3

Society, State and Social Issue

(Mandatory – Master’s and Doctorate)

Conceptions about the State’s origin; the State from the liberal perspective and the Marxist perspective, the objectification of capitalism in Latin America and the social issue; the development of State in the capitalist society and the expressions of the social issue; State and social classes; pluralist and elitist conceptions; the types of State in Latin America: hegemony and conflict; political economy and models of economical thinking in Brazil.

3

History and affirmation of Human Rights (Mandatory – Doctorate)Genealogy of the Western paradigm of Human Rights; Social Rights and the new understanding of Human Rights; limits and possibilities of Human Rights in the fulfillment of modern promises; critical theory of Human Rights; globalization and Human Rights; constitutionalism and realization of Rights; Latin American possibilities of revisiting the Human Rights paradigm.

3

Advanced Topics in Social Policy (Mandatory – Doctorate)Relevant theoretical-methodological emphasis in social policy, discussions of emergent topics of the present time; intellectual and political controversies; government or civil society proposals.

3

NON-MANDATORY DISCIPLINES

Rights and Social Policies in Border RegionsConceptions and tendencies of the debate on citizenship; territories and borders; international agreements and pacts; social protection deadlocks in border regions; implementation of social programs in border regions and the ethical challenges for professional action

2

Political Culture and Social Movements in Latin AmericaCultural formation of Latin America; State interventions and social movements; populism, military dictatorships, fascism, redemocratizations, participation and political culture; political parties in Latin America; politics and ethics; social movements in the Latin American continent.

2

Sectoral Policies in BrazilAnalysis of the formulation, implantation and characteristics of sectoral policies such as: habitation, security, elderly, children and youth; other policies considering faculty and student interest and national and regional particularities, chosen in the current semester.

2

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches in Social ResearchQualitative approach when producing knowledge; main types of qualitative investigation in social research; techniques and procedures for data collection; techniques and procedures of analysis and interpretation; construction of the qualitative research corpus.
Quantitative approach when producing knowledge; quantitative methods of research; outlining studies; sampling and sampling process; handling of databases; basic principles of analysis and presentation of quantitative data.

3

Special Topics in Social ServiceThe reconstruction of social service intervention objects in the field of social policies; challenges in the professional exercise of the social worker in the present day; corporate transformations and work conditions of social workers in the modern days; professional practice and consolidation of the Professional Ethical/Political Project.

2

Work and Social PoliciesThe value of work; the origin of paid employment; paid employment and the process of extraction of the surplus value; the several forms of capital accumulation; productive work and unproductive work; material and immaterial work; the debate over the central character of the world of work; metamorphosis of the world of work and the crisis of trade unions; social policies in the current context of the world of work.

2

Human Rights and CitizenshipHistory of citizenship and of human rights in contemporary times; perception of human rights and citizenship in the construction of social struggles and the constitution of new legal subjects; criteria for the elaboration of a human rights program in the perspective of construction and reconstruction of Latin-American democracies.

3

Analysis and Evaluation of Social Policies: Conceptual and Methodological AspectsConception of public policy as a field of power and relationship with analytic and evaluative research of social policies and programs; political evaluation of the evaluation function in Brazil; analysis of social policies and programs; evaluative researches of social policies and programs; trajectory, fundamentals and basic concepts in policy evaluation; critic of the classic evaluation; types of evaluation; notifications of conclusion and evaluation of projects; monitoring; purposes, systems, actors and methodologies.

2

Management and Social Control of Public PoliciesThe relationship between state and civil society and its impact over the type of social control; the re-democratization process of Brazil and the impacts over the management of social policies; political-administrative decentralization and new institutional blueprints of social policies; spaces and instruments of democratization and control of social policies; councils, forums, conferences, participatory budget, public audiences, ombudsman; construction, contradictions and advances in the participative process in social protection of MERCOSUL countries: limits and responsibilities of the social democratic control in Brazil.

2

Social Assistance Policy and Cash Transfer ProgramsThe historic process of the Brazilian Social Assistance policy; the organization of PAS from the SUAS (Single System of Social Assistance); PRTs (Cash Transfer Programs) as strategies in the struggle against poverty; PRTs in border areas; the central role of family in the social assistance policy and in PRTs.

2

Health PoliciesHistory and foundations of the Brazilian health system; policies in specific areas in health; financing, models of health policies used in Brazil and globally; Mental Health Policies.

2

Education PolicyThe decolonization of knowledge; The education as a reproducer in capitalist social relations; education as a counter-hegemonic strategy; education policy in the context of public policies; foundations of education policy from a historic perspective.

2

Agrarian Issue and Agricultural PolicyThe agrarian issue in Brazil; the industrialization process and the landholding structure in Brazil; the agrarian reform issue; family agriculture and the environment; the social movements in the field; the agrarian issue in border contexts.

2

Sociological Theories in Contemporary DaysThe importance and currentness of the Classical Sociological Theories (Marx, Durkhein and Weber). Contemporary sociological theories (chosen authors). Complexity and the struggle against it Social Theories in Brazil and Latin America. Border as a category in Social Sciences

2

Cities and TerritorialityThe city’s social construction, Rural exodus and urbanization; the right to the city; ways to live in the city; territory.

2

Development and Economical Policy in Latin AmericaStandards of social, economical and political domination in Latin America; political economy and economical development in Latin America. The Brazilian State: from Developmentalism to the peripheral liberal model; social policies and the dependent capitalism; development and the environmental issue.

2

Democracy, Social and Fundamental RightsTraditions and theories on democracy; participation and civic culture; new forms of political participation; fundamental and social rights in their relationships with democracy; modern democracies: new challenges and experiences; theoretical and methodological questions for analysis of Brazilian and Latin-American democracies.

3

State, Right and Politics

 

The State, its structure, its functionality and transformations, as well as the specificities in Brazilian and Latin American reality; The power dynamics which constitute relationships between State and society, with focus on peripheral reality; the part fulfilled by Rights, in their varied and plural expressions, face to the different forms of government and/or governmentality.

3

State, Access and Administration of JusticeThe State’s neoliberal transformations, as well as the particularities of that phenomenon in Latin American and Brazilian reality; the dimensions of that process on what concerns access to justice, the administration of justice as a political and professional organization, directed to the production of specialized services, as well as what relates to the mechanisms directed to the “solution” of conflicts.

3

Social issue, colonialisms and Latin American perspectivesCapitalism and social issue in Latin America; different formulations in social issue; the modern colonial system/world, capitalism and the post-colonial critic; theories of exclusion and capitalism: paradigms; the North/South asymmetry; social struggles, resistances and interculturality: Latin American approaches in Latin American capitalism.

3

Special TopicThis discipline serves specific interests and will receive differentiated denominations. It may be worth from 1 to 3 credits. The course description and the bibliography shall be previously approved by the Collegiate of PPG and by CPPGSS.

1 to 3

Complementary Activities 

M
1 to 3

D
1 to 4

Projects seminar 

3