BPV_SOPE Economic Sociology

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Laura Fónadová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Laura Fónadová, Ph.D.
Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Jana Biskupová
Supplier department: Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Wed 8:00–9:50 P304
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BPV_SOPE/01: Tue 8:00–9:50 S310, L. Fónadová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course focuses on sociology as a science concerned with structure and dynamic development of modern society as well as with the social structure and the development itself. The main course frame is based on the discipline of economic sociology. Students will be introduced to basic concepts of economic sociology which are relevant for understanding the function of complex market societies.
Learning outcomes
The course is designed so that the students after the completion:
- understand sociology as a science and understand the relationship between the sociological and economic view on human behavior
- get a basic orientation in the structure and the dynamics of society
- acquire conceptual apparatus for describing the development and structure of society
- gain ability to see economic life from a wider social perspective.
In addition to the theoretical themes, students will also learn about the main research methods.
  • 1. What is sociology - the object of sociological inquiry, origins of sociological thought
  • 2. Introduction to economic sociology
  • 3. Formal organization - modes of formalization of human action
  • 4. Social stratification - hierarchical arrangament of society, sociological interpretation of social inequality.
  • 5. Sociology of labour markets
  • 6. Gender and economic sociology
  • 7. Social research methods - basics of methods
  • 8. Networks and economic life
  • 9. Homo anti-economicus
  • 10. Formation of post-communist economic systems - sociological characteristic
  • 11. Sociological view on problems of present Czech society
  • 12. Contemporary global trends and its consequences - sociological aspects of global economic processes.
    required literature
  • Kniha sociologie. Translated by Ivana Rybecká. Vydání první. Praha: Knižní klub, 2016. 352 stran. ISBN 9788024253954. info
    recommended literature
  • The handbook of economic sociology. Edited by Neil J. Smelser - Richard Swedberg. 2nd ed. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2005. ix, 736. ISBN 0691121265. info
  • GIDDENS, Anthony. Sociologie. Edited by Philip W. Sutton, Translated by Tereza Jiroutová Kynčlová. Vyd. 1., aktualiz. a rozš. Praha: Argo, 2013. 1049 s. ISBN 9788025708071. info
  • DISMAN, Miroslav. Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost. Praha: Karolinum, 1993. 374 s. ISBN 80-7066-822-9. info
  • BOURDIEU, Pierre. Teorie jednání. Translated by Věra Dvořáková. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1998. 179 s. ISBN 8071845183. info
  • MORAWSKI, Witold. Ekonomická sociologie. Translated by Jiří Ogrocký. Vydání první. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2005. 338 stran. ISBN 8086429431. info
  • MOŽNÝ, Ivo. Česká společnost. Nejdůležitější fakta o kvalitě našeho života. (Czech Society. Basic indicators of quality of life.). Praha: Portál, 2002. 208 pp. ISBN 80-7178-624-1. info
  • Velký sociologický slovník. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1996. s. 749-162. ISBN 8071843113. info
Teaching methods
The course takes the form of a lectures, seminar discussions and presentations. Students of full-time study will in addition have a chance to acquire the basics of research procedures.
Assessment methods
The course is concluded by the written exam and student can attend the written exam provided that she/he fulfills given conditions:
1. achieving 75% active participation
2. presentation of the (short) paper or elaboration of the research project
3. written test (minimum recquired score is 60%)
Important information! If student commits a prohibited act, such as usage of various forbidden tools, cribbing, taking out any part of the exam or any other cheating, teacher is allowed to interrupt an exam and to grade a student with F, FF or FFF according to the seriousness of the offence. Mentioned procedure relates to all the activities that are included to the final evaluation of the course (seminar work, essays, tests etc.).
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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