Course syllabus RRSOC - Sociology (FRDIS - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code: RRSOC
Course title in language of instruction: Sociologie
Course title in Czech: Sociology
Course title in English: Sociology
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 14/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2019/2020
Name of lecturer: Mgr. Petr Hušek, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Martin Kovanič, MA, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Mgr. Josef Smolík, LLM, Ph.D., MBA (tutor)
doc. PhDr. Martina Urbanová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: not Sociology in English
Aims of the course:
Primary aim of the course is to develop the ability of the students to identify present social problems, to grasp their wider context and their influences in terms of fully interconnected world-system. Students will acquire theoretical knowledge of social processes and phenomena applicable in the solving of practical social problems. Graduates of the course are practically able abide by the rules of modern knowledges about creative work.
Students will be able to to identify, describe and analyse basic social phenomena and their aspects relevant to social development: social institutions and social action, social systems and social organizations; an ability to prepare simple sociological research.
Course contents:
1.Sociology as a social science. (allowance 3/0)
2.The rise of sociology. (allowance 3/0)
3.Social action - socialization, encuturation, aculturation,social instituion, social role, social groups, social control. (allowance 3/0)
4.Social action - Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Schutz, Goffman, Habermas. (allowance 3/0)
5.Social action - social capital, social mobility, contemporary tendencies (allowance 3/0)
6.Social systems - consensus,conflict, interpretative (allowance 3/0)
7.Social organization as a social system. (allowance 3/0)
8.Sociological research - situation,strategies and methods (allowance 3/0)
9.Quantitative research and explanation. (allowance 6/0)
10.Qualitative research and understanding (allowance 6/0)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to organize and plan ahead
-Ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-Science and research skills
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Be familiar with the major theoretical perspectives/paradigms of sociology
-Evaluate the strengths and limitations of particular sociological methods and techniques
-Understand and apply sociological terminology and concepts

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture26 h14 h
     seminar13 h0 h
     preparation for exam50 h78 h
     preparation for regular assessment18 h0 h
     preparation of presentation5 h0 h
     writing of seminar paper0 h20 h
Total112 h112 h
Assessment methods:

The course is finished with written didactic test. Maximum points for test is 30, minimum is 15 points (50%).
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQURBANOVÁ, M. -- DUNDELOVÁ, J. et al.Sociologie a sociální psychologieBrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2013978-80-7375-718-2
RQPOMAZALOVÁ, N.SociologieBrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně, Fakulta regionálního rozvoje a mezinárodních studií2013978-80-7375-762-5
REDISMAN, M.Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost: příručka pro uživatelePrahaKarolinum200080-246-0139-7
REKELLER, J.Úvod do sociologiePrahaSociologické nakladatelství2004978-80-86429-39-7
REBAUMAN, Z.Individualizovaná společnostPrahaMladá fronta200480-204-1195-X
REBAUMAN, Z.Úvahy o postmoderní doběPrahaSociologické nakladatelství200280-86429-11-3
REBECK, U.Riziková společnost. Na cestě k jiné modernitě.PrahaSLON200480-86429-32-6
REBECK, U.Moc a protiváha moci v globálním věku: nová ekonomie světové politikyPrahaSociologické nakladatelství2007978-80-86429-67-0
REMORAWSKI, W.Ekonomická sociologie: [problémy, teorie, empirie]PrahaSociologické nakladatelství200580-86429-43-1
REBERGER, P L. -- OGROCKÝ, J.Pozvání do sociologie: humanistická perspektivaBrnoSpolečnost pro odbornou literaturu - Barrister & Principal2007978-80-87029-10-7
RENOVÝ, I. -- SURYNEK, A. et al.Sociologie pro ekonomy a manažeryPrahaGrada200680-247-1705-0


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