Course: Introduction to Sociology

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Course title Introduction to Sociology
Course code KPR/E002
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Valášková Michaela, Mgr.
Course content
1 Introduction to Sociology - Introduction to the teaching of sociology in other sciences, and function paradigm 2 Sociological methodology 3 Sociology and genesis of the domain world's predecessors and contemporaries founders, Czech-Slovak sociology 4 The sociological imagination, self-knowledge, basic theoretical perspectives 5 Social norms: sanctions tolerance limit, social deviance, social control 6 Socialization: Reconciliation, social learning, personality, self-image, status, role, social interaction: social conflict, cohesion and competition 7 Social groups: social stratification, power and authority 8 Bureaucracy 9 Culture: Multiculturalism, mass culture, ethnicity: majority, ethnicity, prejudice and discrimination 10 Gender 11 Religion 12 Globalization

Learning activities and teaching methods
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Learning outcomes
Understanding the basics of sociological thought and imagination (interpretation of sociological concepts and themes related to the social processes and institutions, social change, collective behavior and variety of roles in groups and individual citizens in a particular social situation). The main objective of the course is to teach students of sociological thinking and reasoning. Next, use the basic sociological concepts (position, role, socioeconomic status, norms and standards, etc.), but especially the ability to recognize the nature of the social problem. The predominant form of teaching is devoted to the theory in terms of the basic postulates and paradigms of general sociological disciplines with excursions application. Exercise aids lecturer prepares and issues (video, reading, discussion) for each exercise separately.
Learning outcomes: Study area knowledge - Is able to characterize the development of sociological stages of historical, describe them and link them with the basic industry representatives - Is able to define the basic theoretical concepts and paradigms - Is able to describe the topics associated with social processes, social change, diversity of roles of individuals, groups, and other basic concepts of the field (status, role, norm, sanction, social control, tolerance limit, ethnicity, tender, etc.) - Is able to describe the basic methodology of sociological sciences (qualitative and quantitative research methods)
Specialized skills - The student demonstrates the ability of the sociological imagination - Student is able to perceive the individual as a social personality incorporated into the system of social relationships and roles - Student is able to think about the forms of human groupings (from a small group of companies) - Student acquires theoretical foundations and research competencies

Assessment methods and criteria
1 Seminar work on three pages, with a focus on current sociological topic. On the basis of the selected original theme,the student chooses from the list, expertly responds within its own text with the help of professional literature. The directions of interest in the evaluation: Grasping the topic in terms of expertise (use of expert foreign resources), argumentation, correctness marketing literature (quotations, paraphrases), grammar, appearance of academic work. 2 Preparation and presentation of sociological topic before an audience. 3.Test basic understanding of the subject (lectures, self-study, reading professional literature) 4 The study recommended literature and other materials recommended in the e-learning system Moodle. 5 70% of active participation in the classroom.
Recommended literature
  • GIDDENS, A. Sociology. Polity Press. ISBN 978-0745643588.
  • Max Weber; Hans Heinrich Gerth; Bryan S. Turner. From Max Weber: essays in sociology. Psychology Press. ISBN 978-0-415-06056-1.

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