|Course title in Czech:|
|Course title in English:||Regional Sociology|
|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)
part-time, 18/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
|Type of delivery:||usual, consulting|
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
|Beatrice-Elena Chromková Manea, Ph.D., MA|
Course supervising department:
|Department of Social Studies (FRDIS)|
|Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies|
Beatrice-Elena Chromková Manea, Ph.D., MA (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
|not Regional Sociology in English|
Timetable in this semester:
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
|Acquiring basic knowledge about the spatial arrangement of social phenomena, acquiring knowledge concerning systematic ways of obtaining information about regional social phenomena, mastering of research methods relevant in regional sociology and urban sociology.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
The student will identify, understand and will be able to interpret regional and urban social problems.
The student will be able to apply the theoretical knowledge. The student’s sociological approach. Student will learn the critical way of thinking and to use qualitative and quantitative research to analyse the regional and urban problems. The student will understand and will be able to interpret empirical research.
|Learning activities and teaching methods:|
|The course work consists of four types of activities:|
1. It is assumed that for each lesson students will have read the prescribed literature.
2. In each seminar, a text overview will be presented based on the literature available in the UIS folder. Selection of texts (incl. team composition - 2 persons) will take place in the first week. The paper is devoted to max. 20-25 minutes. This is followed by a short discussion in which students ask questions about the paper (max. 5-10 minutes). Presentations and active participation are scored. At least 10 out of 20 points are required to be allowed to take the exam and complete the course.
3. Each team (2 persons) will prepare a seminar paper. The topic is chosen from the list of topics provided at the beginning of the semester. The seminar paper has a range of 9,000 characters (including spaces) with a tolerance of + 10% (that is, +900 characters). It does not include the title page, literature and tables. Deadline for submission of seminar paper is the 5th of December 2020. Within the last two weeks’ seminars (on the 7th and 14th of December 2020), each team will briefly (in 5 minutes) present the topic of the seminar paper and the main findings. The schedule for presentations will be available by the 30th of November 2020. Seminar papers are scored. At least 20 out of 30 points are required to complete the course and be allowed to take the exam.
4. The course ends with a written exam. It takes the form of open and closed-ended questions that will test the knowledge of the prescribed literature and the issues discussed during the lectures. Only those who complete the above activities no. 2 and 3 and have a minimum score of 30 points will qualify for the exam.
Quality of the presented paper: 0 - 20 points
Quality of seminar work: 0 - 30 points
Final exam: 0 - 50 points
A (93-100 pts.)
B (85-92 pts.)
D (69-76 pts)
E (61-68 pts)
F (0-60 pts)
|Assessment criteria ratio:|
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
|Course listed in study plans for this semester:|
|Programme B-RED Regional Development, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020|
Field of study B-RD-SEDR Socioeconomic and Environmental Development of Regions, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Course listed in previous semesters:
|SS 2019/2020, WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017 (and older)|