SOC755 General Sociology

Fakulta sociálních studií
podzim 2010
1/1. 15 kr. Ukončení: zk.
Mgr. Benjamin Jeremiah Vail, Ph.D., M.Sc. (přednášející)
doc. PhDr. Ing. Radim Marada, Ph.D.
Oddělení sociologie - Katedra sociologie - Fakulta sociálních studií
Kontaktní osoba: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Po 10:00–11:40 M117
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je nabízen i studentům mimo mateřské obory.
Předmět si smí zapsat nejvýše 15 stud.
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Jiné omezení: For Masters students from any dpt in FSS and for Graduate Program in Sociology (English) students and for exchange students.
Mateřské obory/plány
Cíle předmětu
This course introduces students to the wide range of social theory that has developed over time in the discipline of Sociology, providing exposure to classical, modern, and contemporary theories. The first half of the course surveys the development of sociological thought, while the second half of the semester features in-depth study of three books representative of important themes in the field that continue to shape sociological thinking today. This literature is featured on the required reading list for the final state exam for students to earn the Masters degree in Sociology.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

- Recall and relate sociological theories and approaches that have developed over time
- Identify and explain major contemporary and historical sociological theories and their relations to individual lifestyle and social history
- Interpret the significance of sociological issues in their daily lives
- Demonstrate their knowledge of sociological theory and contemporary social issues
- Be prepared to pass the State Exam to fulfill requirements to earn the MA degree
  • The course is based on weekly seminar meetings in which the required reading is presented and discussed. The weekly topics for the semester include:
  • 1. Introduction to Sociology and Social Theory
  • 2. Classical Sociological Theory
  • 3. Modern Sociological Theory
  • 4. Interactionism, Rational Choice, and Feminist Theories
  • 5. Micro-Macro, Structure-Agency Integration
  • 6. Modernity and Postmodernity
  • 7. Social Construction of Reality, by Berger & Luckmann
  • 8. Practical Reason, by Bourdieu
  • 9. The Consequences of Modernity, by Giddens
  • 10. Review and Conclusion
  • 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 a 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
Výukové metody
The method of teaching focuses on weekly lectures.
Metody hodnocení
Students are expected to attend every seminar meeting and participate actively in class. There is one mid-term exam covering information presented in class and the required readings up to that point; a comprehensive final exam at the end of the semester tests all information presented during the semester. Students receive a final letter grade (A-F) for the semester based on the following components:

10% – Class participation and attendance
40% – Mid-term exam
50% – Final exam
Vyučovací jazyk
Informace učitele
Dr. Benjamin Vail is Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department. His office is in room 359 in the FSS building, and his office hours will be posted at the start of each semester.
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