SOC103 General sociological theory

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Ing. Radim Marada, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Csaba Szaló, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Kubala (seminar tutor), Mgr. Ivana Rapoš Božič (deputy)
Mgr. Jan Váňa (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Ing. Radim Marada, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Timetable
Tue 12:00–13:40 P52
Prerequisites
! NOW ( SOCb1003 General sociological theory )&&! SOCb1003 General sociological theory
Students can enroll this course after finishing courses SOC101, SOC104, SOC105
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
understand and explain basic sociological paradigms and issues of contemporary sociological theory;
understand and explain key concepts and theoretical frameworks, which form the core of sociological paradigms and make them function as research programs for empirical analyses;
to distinguish between various interpretative capacities of sociological paradigms and their key concepts;
identify and formulate social problems by means of a sociological language and formulate these social problems in terms of sociological conceptual frames;
to interpret various types of empirical data in reference to broader social context.
Learning outcomes
Knowledge of the basic analytical apparatus of general sociological theory Ability to understand basic social processes on macro and macro level Basic knowledge of the processes of modernization Ability to employ relevant analytical apparatus for explaining various social processes and problems
Syllabus
  • Introduction
  • Macro and microsociology: everyday life and social interaction
  • Society as an objective reality
  • Society as a subjective reality
  • Structure and action I: Habitus and social fields
  • Structure and action II: Domination and symbolic power
  • Structure and action III: The logic of symbolic action
  • Institutional structures of modernity I. institutional differentiation
  • Institutional structures of modernity II: rationalization and disciplination
  • Modernity a crisis I: legitimacy crisis
  • Modernity a crisis II: reflexive modernization
Literature
  • Etnická různost a občanská jednota. Edited by Radim Marada. 1. vyd. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury (CDK), 2006. 310 s. ISBN 8073251116. info
  • HARRINGTON, Austin. Moderní sociální teorie : základní témata a myšlenkové proudy. Translated by Hana Antonínová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2006. 495 s. ISBN 8073670933. info
  • FOUCAULT, Michel. Dohlížet a trestat :kniha o zrodu vězení. Translated by Čestmír Pelikán. Praha: Dauphin, 2000. 427 s. ISBN 80-86019-96-9. info
  • HABERMAS, Jürgen. Problémy legitimity v pozdním kapitalismu. Translated by Alena Bakešová - Josef Velek. Vyd. 1. Praha: Filosofia, 2000. 187 s. ISBN 80-7007-130-3. info
  • BELL, Daniel. Kulturní rozpory kapitalismu. Translated by Lukáš Gjurič. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1999. 335 s. ISBN 80-85850-84-2. info
  • BERGER, Peter L. and Thomas LUCKMANN. Sociální konstrukce reality :pojednání o sociologii vědění. Translated by Jiří Svoboda. 1. vyd. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 1999. 214 s. ISBN 80-85959-46-1. info
  • BOURDIEU, Pierre. Teorie jednání. Translated by Věra Dvořáková. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1998. 179 s. ISBN 8071845183. info
  • LYOTARD, Jean François. O postmodernismu :postmoderno vysvětlované dětem : postmoderní situace. Translated by Jiří Pechar. Vyd. 1. Praha: Filosofia, 1993. 206 s. ISBN 80-7007-047-1. info
Teaching methods
lectures, essays.
Assessment methods
short essays, written examination
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
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