Course: Introduction to Social Pathology

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Course title Introduction to Social Pathology
Course code KPR/E004
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
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 Social Pathology - social pathology and social pathological phenomena 2. Social deviance - social norms , classification , sanctions , tolerance limit , social control , selected approaches and theories of social deviance - biological, psychological , sociological 3. Causes and consequences of socio -pathological phenomena 4. Typology prevention , diagnosis socially pathological phenomena , classification of disorders 5. Groups and social pathology - the characteristics of groups , relationships, leadership , social risk groups 6. Collective behavior - the crowd , crowds classification 7. Prostitution - forms , types, origins, pimping , media, consequences 8. Vandalism - types, forms , genesis ; Sects - characteristics , types, origins, consequences 9. Extremism - forms , types, origins, perpetrators and victims , prejudice , discrimination , drugs - classification , dependence, sanctions, gambling 10. Domestic violence - types, forms , origins, perpetrators and victims , the causes of homelessness - Causes, personality homeless , forms 11. Elder abuse , child neglect - History vs . present , the perpetrator and the victim syndrome, CAN, child prostitution, sex trafficking , pornography 12. Suicidal behavior automutilace - types, factors and aspects Suicid

Learning activities and teaching methods
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  • unspecified - 15 hours per semester
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  • unspecified - 5 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Getting to know the phenomena that are currently classified as negative, undesirable or unacceptable , the occurrence of which is constantly increasing, which are by their nature dangerous to the development of society. These phenomena are explained via the concepts in thematic areas related to the current state especially in the Czech Republic , so they are viewed from a historical , cultural and global perspective. Teacher provides a clear picture of specific situations in which there is the occurrence of socially deviant phenomena through an unlimited number of video material or information from the scientific literature related to the discussion. The main goal of the exercise is to bring students to an awareness of the causes and consequences of socially pathological level , the empathetic thinking about the severity of the discussed topics. Another goal is to teach the student to understand the basic concepts of the field related to each thematic area (prostitution , homelessness , addiction ) as well as the future of social teaching assistants teach him to solve the problem (institutions , legislation) . Exercise aids lecturer prepares and issues (video , reading, discussion ) for each exercise separately.
Study field knowledge - Student characterizes normative differences in time and culture - Student defines basic terminology of social deviance (standard sanction, social control, etc.). - Student is able to describe the major socio-pathological phenomena and makes explicit their causes and their consequences
Specialized skills - The student demonstrates the ability of social imagination and empathy - Student is able to identify features of deviant behavior and find suitable solutions to its demise or mitigation in the prevention or repression

Assessment methods and criteria
1. Participation in the excursion of your choice: Remand Prison, shelter, special primary school, etc. 2. Short-term practical internship in device current offer teacher. Active participation in the activities offered activating device (option of preparing their own activities, volunteering, games, education, art workshops, etc.) and completed certificate of the student experience with the device, with clients about the positives and negatives associated with the activities. 3. 70% attendance at lectures. 4. Study of learning support in e-learning system Moodle and recommended literature.
Recommended literature
  • Bellah, Robert, ed. Émile Durkheim: On Morality and Society: Selected Writings.. Chicago, 1973.
  • esjarlis, R., Eisenberg, L., Good, B., Kleinman, A. World Mental Health.. New York, 1995.
  • Goode, Judith, and Jeff Maskovsky, eds. The New Poverty Studies: The Ethnography of Power, Politics, and Impoverished People in the United States. New York, 2001.
  • O´Connor, Alice. Poverty Knowledge: Social Science, Social Policy and the Poor in Twentieth Century U.S. History. Princeton, 2001.

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