SOC757a Seminar to Contemporary Sociological Theory

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Kateřina Lišková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Ing. Radim Marada, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Kubala (assistant)
Supervisor
prof. PhDr. Ladislav Rabušic, CSc.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Prerequisites (in Czech)
NOW ( SOC757 Contemp. Sociological Theory )
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 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/15, only registered: 0/15
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 8 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
understand major paradigmatic areas of contemporary social theory and sociological research,
discussing texts by sociological classics of the second half of the 20th century and by authorities in social theory who draw on, develop, and modify the classical traditions today,
understanding continuities and discontinuities in contemporary social thought,
comprehend links between the micro and macro levels of social research and analysis,
demonstrate the empirical relevance of abstract sociological concepts.
Syllabus
  • Introduction to the course
  • Foundations of Social Theory
 - Turner, Bryan S. 2008. The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 17-80.
  • Actions, Actors and Systems
 - Turner, Bryan S. 2008. The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 81-196.
  • Perspectives on Social and Cultural Analysis - 
Turner, Bryan S. 2008. The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 197-321.
  • Sociology and the Social Sciences
 - Turner, Bryan S. 2008. The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 322-474.
  • New Developments in Social Theory
 - Turner, Bryan S. 2008. The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 475-566.
  • Reading week
  • Radical Microsociology
 - Collins, Randall. 2004. Interaction Ritual Chains. Princeton: Princeton University Press. pp.3-46
  • Emotional Energy and Transient Emotions - 
Collins, Randall. 2004. Interaction Ritual Chains. Princeton: Princeton University Press. pp.47-140.
  • Interaction Markets and Material Markets
 - Collins, Randall. 2004. Interaction Ritual Chains. Princeton: Princeton University Press. pp.141-182.
  • Internalized Symbols and the Social Prosess of Thinking - 
Collins, Randall. 2004. Interaction Ritual Chains. Princeton: Princeton University Press. pp.183-222.
  • Applied Radical Micorsociology - 
Collins, Randall. 2004. Interaction Ritual Chains. Princeton: Princeton University Press. pp.223-344.
  • Individualism and Inwardness as Social Product - 
Collins, Randall. 2004. Interaction Ritual Chains. Princeton: Princeton University Press. pp.345-374.
Literature
  • Turner, Bryan S. 2008. The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • COLLINS, Randall. Interaction ritual chains. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2004. xx, 439. ISBN 0691090270. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussions, presentations.
Assessment methods
position papers, individual presentations, final paper, written exam, activity in the class discussions.
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Only for "Sociology", "Cultural Sociology" programs and Sociology exhcange students
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2018, recent)
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