SOC104 Beginner's seminar of Introduction to Sociology

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2008
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Csaba Szaló, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Slavomíra Ferenčuhová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Stanislav Biler (lecturer)
Mgr. Lucie Galčanová Batista, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jan Němec (lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Martina Potančok (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Sedláčková Krištoforyová (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Ing. Radim Marada, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Timetable of Seminar Groups
SOC104/01: Mon 10:00–11:40 U34, L. Galčanová Batista
SOC104/02: Mon 16:00–17:40 U34, J. Sedláčková Krištoforyová
SOC104/03: Tue 14:00–15:40 M117, M. Potančok
SOC104/04: Tue 16:00–17:40 U53, J. Němec
SOC104/05: Wed 8:00–9:40 U34, S. Ferenčuhová
SOC104/06: Wed 16:00–17:40 M117, J. Němec
SOC104/07: Wed 18:00–19:30 U53, S. Ferenčuhová
SOC104/08: Wed 18:00–19:30 M117, S. Biler
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
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Course objectives
This course consist of introduction to main themes, theories and discussions in the field of sociological thinking. These seminars are suitable for students of sociology in their first year of study. Main objectives can be summarised as follows:
to understand basic concepts of sociology on the basis of reading classic sociological texts
to learn how to use critical argument in academic discussions
to learn how write position papers and a review article
  • Sociology as a form of knowledge: Mills
  • Sociology as a form of knowledge: Berger
  • Sociology as a form of knowledge: Weber
  • Human being and society: Todorov
  • Human being and society: Goffman
  • Human being and society: Merton
  • Structures of power: Foucault
  • Structures of power: Bourdieu
  • Social change: Merton
  • Social change: Simmel
  • Weber, Max. Metodologie, sociologie a politika. Praha : Oikoymenh, 1998.
  • Pozvání do sociologie :humanistická perspektiva. Edited by Peter L. Berger. 2. vyd. Brno: BARRISTER & PRINCIPAL, 2003. 194 s. ISBN 80-85947-90-0. info
  • MILLS, Charles Wright. Sociologická imaginace. Edited by Todd Gitlin, Translated by Václav Dušek. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2002. 310 s. ISBN 80-86429-04-0. info
  • BOURDIEU, Pierre. Nadvláda mužů. Edited by Miloslav Petrusek, Translated by Věra Dvořáková. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2000. 145 s. ISBN 8071847755. info
  • MERTON, Robert King. Studie ze sociologické teorie. Translated by Jana Ogrocká. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2000. 285 s. ISBN 80-85850-92-3. info
  • TODOROV, Tzvetan. V mezní situaci. Translated by Kateřina Lukešová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Mladá fronta, 2000. 325 s. ISBN 8020408533. info
  • GOFFMAN, Erving. Všichni hrajeme divadlo :sebeprezentace v každodenním životě. Vyd. 1. Praha: Nakladatelství Studia Ypsilon, 1999. 247 s. ISBN 80-902482-4-1. info
  • SIMMEL, Georg. Peníze v moderní kultuře a jiné eseje. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1997. 206 s. ISBN 80-85850-50-8. info
  • FOUCAULT, Michel. Dějiny šílenství v době osvícenství :hledání historických kořenů pojmu duševní choroby. Translated by Věra Dvořáková. Praha: Lidové noviny, 1994. 209 s. ISBN 80-7106-085-2. info
Assessment methods
Form of teaching: seminars.
Course requirements: (a) presentation, (b)10 position papers, (c) final paper.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
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 Autumn 1999, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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