Course syllabus ZSOA - Introduction to Sociology (ILE - WS 2014/2015)

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Course title in Czech: Introduction to Sociology
Course title in English:
Introduction to Sociology
WS 2014/2015
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, 0/14 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
master continuing
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Type of delivery:
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Course supervisor: doc. PhDr. Dana Linhartová, CSc.
Course supervising department:
Mgr. et Mgr. Lenka Kamanová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Dana Linhartová, CSc. (supervisor, tutor)
to study at faculty ICV
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The aim of this subject is to specify sociology as scientific discipline, to defend its legitimacy and to introduce the relation of the sociology with the other sciences and practice. The students will be introducted with the sociology establishment, they shuld understand to the social behaviour and study a theory of social behaviour (Marx, Durkheim,Weber, Schutz, Goffman, Habermas). The social system will be analyzed (structure, function, processes, surroundings, system types, konsensus, conflict, interpretation). The social organisation will be presented as a social system (types of theories, practical use in the management) and different social organisations be compared (traditional, local, territorial, regional). The attention will be paid to research: 1. generally (situation, strategy, methods), 2. quantitativly (subject, object, homogenisation, measurement, hypothesis, explanation), 3. qualitativly (subject, object, understanding, interpretation).
Course content:
1.The Sociology: specification, legitimation, the relation of the sociology with the other sciences and practice. (allowance 2/1)
The Genesis of sociology: traditional society, modernisation, new problems, new science. (allowance 2/1)
The social behaviour: socialisation, enkulturation; akulturation; institution, groups, role, verification. (allowance 2/1)
The social behaviour: Marx, Durkheim,Weber, Schutz, Goffman, Habermas; utilization. (allowance 2/1)
The social behaviour: social capital, social mobility, recent trends. (allowance 2/1)
Social systems: pragmatic approaches (consensus , conflict, interpretation) (allowance 2/1)
7.Social systems: structure, function, processes, surroundings, system types. (allowance 2/1)
The social organisation as a social system (types of theories, practical use in the management). (allowance 4/2)
The social organisations: traditional, modern, late modern; local, territorial, regional. (allowance 2/1)
The research: situation, strategy, methods. (allowance 4/2)
11.The quantitativly research (subject, object, homogenisation, measurement, hypothesis, explanation). (allowance 2/1)
The qualitativly research (subject, object, understanding, interpretation). (allowance 2/1)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Combined form
28 h0 h
14 h
0 h
consultation0 h14 h
preparation for exam
44 h
72 h
preparation for regular assessment12 h30 h
writing of seminar paper
42 h24 h
Total140 h
140 h
Assessment methods:
Elaboration of project, examination.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement typeDaily attendanceCombined form
0 %
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
DISMAN, M. Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost. Karolinum, 2006. 376 p. ISBN 80-246-0139-7.
GIDDENS, A. Sociologie. 1st ed. Praha: Argo, 1999. 595 p. ISBN 80-7203-124-4.
HENDL, J. Kvalitativní výzkum: základní metody a aplikace. Portál, 2005.
HUBÍK, S. Hypotéza. České Budějovice: Jihočeská univerzita, 2006. 80 p.
KUBÁTOVÁ, H. Sociologie. 1st ed. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2009. 239 p. ISBN 978-80-244-2315-9.
FULCHER, J. -- SCOTT, J. Sociology. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003. 933 p. ISBN 0-19-925341-2.
MACIONIS, J. -- PLUMMER, K. Sociology : a global introduction. Harlow: Prentice-Hall, 2002. 766 p. ISBN 0-13-040737-2.
MARSH, I. Sociology : making sense of society. London: Prentice Hall, 2000. 840 p. ISBN 0-582-36943-6.
GIDDENS, A. Sociology. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2001. 750 p. ISBN 0-7456-2311-5.

OURODA, S. Sociologie. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2004. 160 p. ISBN 80-7157-766-9.
KELLER, J. Sociologie organizace a byrokracie. 2nd ed. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2007. 182 p. ISBN 978-80-86429-74-8.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-SP-UOP Teaching Specialized Subjects, full-time form, initial period WS 2014/2015
Field of study B-SP-UOP Teaching Specialized Subjects, part-time form, initial period WS 2014/2015
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