SOC104 Beginner's seminar of Introduction to Sociology

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2013
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Roman Vido, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Karina Hoření (seminar tutor)
Mgr. František Černín (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Zdeněk Staszek (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Michaela Stejskalová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Michal Šindelář (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
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
Timetable of Seminar Groups
SOC104/01: Tue 18:00–19:30 U34, Z. Staszek
SOC104/03: Wed 8:00–9:40 U34, F. Černín
SOC104/04: Wed 18:00–19:30 U35, M. Stejskalová
SOC104/05: Thu 8:00–9:40 U35, M. Šindelář
SOC104/06: Thu 16:00–17:40 M117, K. Hoření
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
understand main topics, theories and discussions in the field of sociological thinking;
apply basic concepts of sociology;
practice the use of critical arguments in academic discussions;
to 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
Teaching methods
Seminars, presentations, group projects.
Assessment methods
Presentation, 10 position papers, and a final paper.
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 Autumn 1999, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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