Course syllabus RRSOCA - Sociology in English (FRDIS - WS 2014/2015)

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Course code: RRSOCA
Course title in language of instruction: Sociology in English
Course title in Czech: Sociology in English
Course title in English: Sociology in English
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 3/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: English
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2014/2015
Name of lecturer: Mgr. Nataša Pomazalová, Ph.D. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
The course is concerned with the foundations of sociology. Students will be able to understand the foundations of sociology.
Course contents:
1.Sociology as science (allowance 3/0)
2.Rise of Sociology (allowance 3/0)
3.Social action (allowance 3/0)
4.Sociální jednání: Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Schütz, Goffman, Habermas (allowance 3/0)
5.Social action - social capital, social mobility (allowance 3/0)
6.Social system - paradigms (allowance 3/0)
7.Social organization as social system (allowance 3/0)
8.Qualitative Sociological Research (allowance 6/0)
9.Sociological research - situation, strategy and methods (allowance 3/0)
10.Quantitative sociological research (allowance 6/0)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-ability to work independently
-interpersonal skills
-work in team

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 attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture36 h
     field work8 h
     project work14 h
     preparation for exam32 h
     preparation for regular assessment6 h
     preparation of presentation4 h
     elaboration and execution of projects12 h
Total112 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 40, minimum is 24 points (60%).
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQBROWNE, E.An Introduction to Sociology Polity Press20110-7456-5008-2
RQBABBIE, E.The Basics of Social Research Cengage Learning2011
RQNIJOLE, V. -- MACIONIS, X. -- JOHN, J.Seeing Ourselves: Classic, Contemporary, and Cross-Cultural Readings in SociologyUpper Saddle RiverNJ: Prentice Hall2010978-0-205-73316-3
RQSCHAEFER, R.Sociology: A Brief IntroductionNew YorkMcGraw-Hill Humanities2008
RQPUNCH, K.Developing Effective Research Proposals.LondonSage Publications 2006
RECONLEY, D. 2011. You May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist. 2nd Edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN: 0393935175 or 978-0393935172
REHALL, P. A., LAMONT, M. (eds.): Successful Societies: How Institutions and Culture Affect Health New York 2009: Cambridge University Press, 346 pp.


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