Course: Social pathology

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Course title Social pathology
Course code KPF/B230
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Charvát Jan, Mgr. M.A. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Standards, conformity, deviance and pathology 2. History of approaches to social pathology 3. The theory of social control and labeling; 4. Social State and its possibilities 5. Social pathology in family homelessness 6. Aggression and Violence 7. Crime 8. Delinquent subcultures 9. Political extremism and ethnic conflicts 10. Psychoactive substances and their potential misuse 11. Suicide and self-harm 12. Social pathology of youth 13. Social exclusion

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the theory and real manifestations of social pathologies, such as the abuse of psychotropic substances, homelessness, social exclusion, or interethnic tension. The course will also focus on state policy and its possibilities in this area.
Students will learn about basic approaches to examining social pathology. They will master the terminology of social sciences, regarding pathology and learn to use it correctly. Students also gain basic knowledge on current pathologies and survey of state policy, how to respond to the phenomena.
Prerequisites
There are not any prerequisite courses.

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
To pass the course it is necessary to elaborate a seminar work and pass a written test.
Recommended literature
  • FIŠER, S., ŠKODA, J. Sociální patologie. Analýza příčin a možnosti ovlivňování závažných sociálně patologických jevů.. Praha, 2009. ISBN 978-80-247-2781-3.
  • GIDDENS, A. Sociologie.. Praha: Argo, 2002. ISBN 80-7203-124-4.
  • Charvát Jan. Současný politický extremismus a radikalismus. Praha, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7367-098-6.
  • MUNKOVÁ, G. Sociální deviace: přehled sociologických teorií.. Praha, 2001. ISBN 80-246-0279-2.
  • POKORNÝ, V., TELCOVÁ, J., TOMKO, A. Prevence sociálně patologických jevů.. Brno, 2003. ISBN 80-86568-04-0.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Arts Political Science (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Social sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Arts Political Science (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Social sciences - Summer
Faculty of Education Political Science (A14) Social sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Arts Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Education Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Education Political Science (A14) Social sciences - Summer
Faculty of Science Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Arts Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Science Social Science (dual-subject study) (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Education Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Science Political Science (A14) Social sciences - Summer