The Department of Sociology I of the University of Alicante is at present composed by 32 professors and finds ascribed to the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences.
Between the degrees in which has educational responsibility the profesorado of this Department find the following studies:
Equally it gives teaching in the Másteres of Communication and Creative Industries, Cooperation to the Development, Local Development and Territorial Innovation, Direction and Planning of the Tourism, Gestión and Restoration of the Half Natural, Investigation in Sciences of the Infirmary, Humanistic Methodologies in the Digital Era, Clinical and Community Nutrition, Planning and Gestión of Natural Risks and Profesorado in Secondary Education. Finally, also it gives teaching in the Degrees in Sociology, Criminology, Sciences of the Work and Advertising and Public Relations
The general lines of investigation of the Department centre in different programs related with the sociological theory, the study of the population, the technicians of social investigation, the urban sociology, the sociology of the tourism, the environmental sociology, the visual sociology and especially the study of the cultures and societies of the Mediterranean world. Product of these activities researchers, apart from the publications that are recorded in the currícula of the researchers, it would be necessary to stand out also the projects of investigation and agreements established with institutions so much public like private and the already realised with different institutions like the City council of Alicante, City council of Alcoy, Provincial Deputation of Alicante, Board of Trustees Provincial of Tourism, Archaeologic Museum, etc.
The educational activity and researcher of the profesorado reflects in a wide number of publications (books and articles in national and international magazines), interventions in Congresses and Seminars, participation in Days, etc.
The Department of Sociology I, created by resolution of the Council of Government of 30 July 2008, in spite of his youth, has a dilated experience since it is product of the division of the Department of "Sociology I and Theory of the Education", that to his time came from of the separation of the ancient Department of "Social Sciences and of the Education"
The Department of "Social Sciences and of the Education", created by agreement of the Board of Government of 30 June 1986, designed and developed the program of Degree and Doctorate in Sociology of the University of Alicante that initiated his career in October of 1989. It explained, in addition to with the Area of Knowledge of Sociology, with the ones of Theory and History of the Education, Didactic and School Organisation, Evolutionary Psychology and of the Education, Social Psychology.
The Department of Sociology I and Theory of the Education was created by resolution of the Board of Government of the University of Alicante on 8 January 1998 and had two Areas of Knowledge: Sociology and Theory and History of the Education.
It followed developing the program of third cycle "Society and contemporary culture", that came giving from the course 1993/1994, and that from the course 1999/2000 transformed in the Program of Doctorate "Sociology: Society and Contemporary Culture".
To finals of the course 2007/2008, the complexity and specialisation of the studies of Degree and Postgrado, the adaptation to the new European Space of Upper Education, as well as the every time greater bureaucratisation of the administration, did advisable that the Departments and the Centres had Areas of Knowledge more specific and coherent with the studies, lines of investigation, programs of doctorate, etc. that in them gives .
By these reasons, the Department of Sociology I and Theory of the Education considered convenient that the two Areas of Knowledge with which explained, Sociology and Theory and History of the Education, ascribed respectively to the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences and to the Faculty of Education, more chords with his needs and academic and administrative realities, since the Area of Sociology gave his greater educational load in the Degree in Sociology, studies that belong to the Faculty of Economic Sciences, and the Area of Theory and History of the Education gave all his educational load in the Diplomatura in Teacher and in the Degree in Psychopedagogics, both pertaining studies to the Faculty of Education.
With the modification of the Department, the Area of Theory and History of the Education moved to the Department of Didactic General and Didactic Specific, ascribed also to the Faculty of Education and the Area of Sociology continued ascribed to the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences.
After more than ten years of operation, the Council of Department celebrated the day 21 May 2008, decided to initiate the pertinent formalities for the transfer of the Area of Knowledge of Theory and History of the Education to the Department of Didactic General and Didactic Specific and the transformation of the Department of Sociology I and Theory of the Education in the one of Sociology I. Said formalities culminated with the approval of the creation of the Department of Sociology I by resolution of the Council of Government of 30 July 2008.
In his beginning in the academic course 2008/2009, the new Department of Sociology I explained only with the Area of Knowledge of Sociology and with 28 professors and researchers, 2 scholars and 2 P.To.S. Fulfilling with the minimum number of profesorado established in the article 15.5 of the Statutes of the University of Alicante and by the Royal decree 360/1984, of 12 December, on university departments, modified by the Royal decree 1173/1987, of 25 September, in his article 4º 1.
The Department of Sociology I initiated his career giving teaching in the following studies:
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