Course syllabus RRRSO - Regional Sociology (FRDIS - SS 2013/2014)


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Course code: RRRSO
Course title in language of instruction: Regionální sociologie
Course title in Czech: Regional Sociology
Course title in English: Regional Sociology
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 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)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: SS 2013/2014
Name of lecturer: prof. PhDr. Stanislav Hubík, CSc. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
Mgr. Nataša Pomazalová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Prerequisites: not Regional Sociology in English
 
Aims of the course:
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.
 
Course contents:
1.Spatial arrangement in diskurse of regional development and sociology: identities and differences. (allowance 2/1)
2.Theoretical conditionality of regional sociology (allowance 4/2)
 
a.Theories of spatial arrangement: geography, social anthropology, political science, demography, sociology
b.Diffusionism, evolutionism, strcturalism and funktionalism on arrangement of social space.

3.Methodological conditionality of regional sociology (allowance 4/2)
 
a.Social space and region in system paradigms: positivism and postpositivism.
b.Social space and region in development paradigms: constructionism and action research.

4.Problem conditionality of regional sociology (allowance 6/3)
 
a.Traditional group arrangement of social space: settlements, communication, resources.
b.Modern organizational arrangement of social space: organizational units, communication, resources.
c.Late modern networking of social space: network, communication, resources.

5.Contemporary wals of social space arrangement and relevant issues (allowance 4/2)
 
a.Political, economical, military ways of regionalization; consequent social problems.
b.Global regions, regions in European Union, regions in Czech Republic; consequent social problems.

6.Regional sociology in development plans (allowance 4/2)
 
a.Identification of strengths, limitations and social development problems of the region; research opportunities.
b.Share of development projects; possibilities of linking academic and non-academic approaches.

 
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
 
-ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-capacity to adapt to new situations
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
 
-Ability to identify, describe and analyse social problems
-Conceptual answers to issues of development in social context

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 attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
Self-study
     preparation for exam28 h
     preparation for regular assessment28 h
     preparation of presentation28 h
Total140 h
 
Assessment methods:
Lectures, seminars, study of literature, separate essay, group work, discussions, individual consultations.
 
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQBLAŽEK, J. -- UHLÍŘ, D.Teorie regionálního rozvojePrahaKarolinum2002
RQGIDDENS, A.SociologieArgo1999
RQHEŘMANOVÁ, E. -- PATOČKA, J.Regionální sociologie, sociologie prostoru a prostředíPraha Oeconomica 2006
RQHRUŠKATVRDÝ, L.Změny ve struktuře osídlení a jejich dopad na rozvoj měst a regionů: pohled prostorové sociologie s využitím multikriteriálních analýzOstrava Accendo 2012
RQHUBÍK, S.Sociální konstrukce regionu: teoretická a metodologická východiskaBrnoMSD200680-86633-73-X
RQKADEŘÁBKOVÁ, J.Region a regionální vědy: (vybrané sociální, kulturní a environmentální aspekty)PrahaVysoká škola finanční a správní2008978-80-7408-009-8
RQKAŠPAROVÁ, E. -- KOMÁRKOVÁ, R. -- SURYNEK, A.Základy sociologického výzkumuPraha Management Press 2001
RECASTELLS, M.The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture, Vol I: The Rise of the Network Society (selected parts)OxfordBlackwell2000
REHUBÍK, S.Globalization and Community Development2001ISSN 0139-570X
REHUBÍK, S.Operational zones, countryside, network society2007ISSN 0139-570X
REHUBÍK, S.Social construction of local-regional capital -- methodology2004ISSN 0139-570X
REKELLER, J.Tři sociální světy: sociální struktura postindustriální společnostiPrahaSociologické nakladatelství2011978-80-7419-044-5
REMEČIAR, J.Obecná regionální geografie IBrnoMasarykova univerzita2006
RESOUKUP, V.Antropologie: teorie člověka a kulturyPraha Portál2011
REVOTRUBEC, C.Lidská sídla, jejich typy a rozmístění ve světěPrahaAcademia1980
RESCHERM, I. -- WAACK, C. -- GARSZTECKI, S.Regionální identita a transnacionální prostory ve středovýchodní EvropěPlzeň Aleš Čeněk2012

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