Course syllabus RRSOCA - Sociology in English (FRDIS - WS 2020/2021)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Sociology in English
Course title in English:
Sociology in English
Semester: WS 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course: bachelor
Course type:
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The course is concerned with the foundations of sociology. Students will be able to understand the foundations of sociology. As a result, students understand the specifics of various sociological paradigms, schools and branches, and they know their main representatives and basics of scientific research work.
The course is aimed to provide students with three types of skills: 1) To develop understanding of the basic concepts used in the discipline (social institution, social roles, social action, social structure, stratification, mobility…) 2) To understand its basic methodological approaches (quantitative and qualitative methodology, interpretative and constructivist epistemologies) 3) To be informed about the existence of sociological branches and to understand their approaches as the examples of practical applications of sociological theory (sociology of family, sociology of education, sociology of stratification and inequality, social politics)
Course content:
Sociology as science (allowance 3/0)
Rise of Sociology (allowance 3/0)
Social action (allowance 3/0)
Sociální jednání: Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Schütz, Goffman, Habermas (allowance 3/0)
Social action - social capital, social mobility (allowance 3/0)
Social system - paradigms (allowance 3/0)
Social organization as social system (allowance 3/0)
Qualitative Sociological Research (allowance 6/0)
Sociological research - situation, strategy and methods (allowance 3/0)
10.Quantitative sociological research (allowance 6/0)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
36 h
field work
8 h
project work
14 h
preparation for exam
32 h
preparation for regular assessment
6 h
preparation of presentation
4 h
elaboration and execution of projects
12 h
112 h
Assessment methods:
Credit is compulsory for final exam participation. Credit is based on project. Maximum is 5 points for project. For credit is necessary to have 3 points (60%).
The course is finished with written didactic test. Maximum points for test is 30, minimum is 18 points (60%).
Assessment criteria ratio:
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
GIDDENS, A. Sociology. 4th ed. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2003. 750 p. ISBN 0-7456-2311-5.
POMAZALOVÁ, N. Sociology. Brno: Mendel University in Brno, 2013. 120 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-820-2.
BAUMAN, Z. Globalization: The Human Consequences. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Ltd, 1998. 136 p. ISBN 978-0-7456-5695-3.
BECK, U. Power in the global age: a new global political economy. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2005. 365 p. ISBN 0-7456-3230-0.
BABBIE, E. The Basics of Social Research. : Cengage Learning, 2011.
BROWNE, E. An Introduction to Sociology. : Polity Press, 2011. ISBN 0-7456-5008-2.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Programme B-REDA Regional Development, full-time form, initial period WS 2020/2021
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place: Brno

Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 03/30/2020.

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