SOC755 General sociology

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2006
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 15 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Ing. Radim Marada, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Csaba Szaló, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Benjamin Jeremiah Vail, Ph.D., M.Sc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martina Kampichler, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Ing. Radim Marada, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Wed 10:00–11:40 U34
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This course is designed to provide the students with an understanding of basic sociological issues and perspectives. The course begins with a short introduction to the historical development of sociological theory. The major portion of the course examines the basic principles and conceptual concerns necessary for performing sociological thinking. The course work will rely mainly on short lectures by the lecturers and a follow-up seminar discussion. Students are expected to read and work through the required texts.
  • BOURDIEU, Pierre. Practical reason : on the theory of action. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1998. xi, 153 s. ISBN 0-7456-1625-9. info
  • GIDDENS, Anthony. Sociology [Giddens, 1997]. 3rd. ed. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1997. xiv, 625 s. ISBN 0-7456-1802-2. info
  • GIDDENS, Anthony. The consequences of modernity. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990. ix, 186. ISBN 0804718911. info
  • RITZER, George. Sociological theory. 1st ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. xv, 486. ISBN 0394325168. info
  • BERGER, Peter Ludwig and Thomas LUCKMANN. The social construction of reality :a treatise in the sociology of knowledge. 1st pub. London: Penguin Press, 1967. 249 s. ISBN 0-14-013548-0. info
Assessment methods (in Czech)
There will be two essays (based on required reading) during the term and a final exam. The final examination is based on all required readings of the course. That is the basic knowledge of introductory sociology as it is found in Anthony Giddens Sociology (4th edition, from the Polity Press) is an object of examination, too.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on course enrolment limitations: Výhradně pro zahraniční studenty programů "Sociology" a "Erasmus".
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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