SOC259 Reading Clasics

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/2/0. 6 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: z (credit). Other types of completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Roman Vido, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Roman Vido, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Fri 20. 9. 12:00–13:40 U34, Fri 27. 9. 12:00–13:40 U34, Fri 4. 10. 12:00–13:40 U34, Fri 11. 10. 12:00–13:40 U34, Fri 18. 10. 12:00–13:40 U35, Fri 25. 10. 12:00–13:40 U34, Fri 1. 11. 12:00–13:40 U34, Fri 8. 11. 12:00–13:40 U34, Fri 15. 11. 12:00–13:40 U34, Fri 22. 11. 12:00–13:40 P31 Posluchárna A. I. Bláhy, Fri 29. 11. 12:00–13:40 U34, Fri 6. 12. 12:00–13:40 U34, Fri 13. 12. 12:00–13:40 U34
Prerequisites (in Czech)
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Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The objective of the course is to broaden student´s knowledge of classical sociology by reading of and working with selected pieces of primary sources written by the classics. A detailed work with the texts will be emphasized with ability to understand them correctly and put them into a broader social and intellectual context.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to identify basic ideas and theses in the selected readings, to interpret their meanings, to apply them on the social reality of contemporary societies as well as compare different sociological analyses of the life in modern societies.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Alexis de Tocqueville I 3. Alexis de Tocqueville II 4. Karl Marx I 5. Karl Marx II 6. Max Weber I 7. Reading week 8. Max Weber II 9. Vilfredo Pareto a Gaetano Mosca 10. José Ortega y Gasset 11. Karl Mannheim 12. Charles W. Mills 13. Final reflection
  • MARX, Karl and Bedřich ENGELS. Manifest komunistické strany. Praha: Svoboda, 1974. info
  • Materiály k teorii elit a k její kritice : od klasiků do sedmdesátých let 20. století. Edited by Ondřej Lánský - Lubomír Sochor. Vydání první. Praha: Filosofia, 2018. 391 stran. ISBN 9788070075524. info
  • MILLS, C. Wright. Mocenská elita. Praha: Orbis, 1966. info
  • ORTEGA Y GASSET, José. Vzpoura davů. Translated by Václav Černý. Vydání třetí, v Portále. Praha: Portál, 2018. 247 stran. ISBN 9788026214045. info
  • TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de. Demokracie v Americe. Translated by Vladimír Jochmann. Vyd. 2., v nakladatelství A. Praha: Academia, 2000. 624 s. ISBN 8020008292. info
  • TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de. Starý režim a revoluce. Translated by Vladimír Jochmann - Adriena Borovičková. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2003. 306 s. ISBN 8020009809. info
  • WEBER, Max. Autorita, etika a společnost : pohled sociologa do dějin. Translated by Jan J. Škoda. 1. české vyd. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1997. 294 s. ISBN 8020406115. info
Teaching methods
seminar, reading, class discussion
Assessment methods
Students hand in written homework and write a final essay.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Spring 2018.
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