SOC104 Beginner's seminar of Introduction to Sociology

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Roman Vido, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Kubala (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Radovanovičová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Alica Rétiová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lenka Šafránková Pavlíčková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jan Váňa (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: Wed 8:00–9:30 U34, A. Rétiová
SOC104/02: Wed 17:00–18:30 U34, J. Váňa
SOC104/03: Thu 8:00–9:30 U35, J. Radovanovičová
SOC104/04: Thu 17:00–18:30 U36, P. Kubala
SOC104/05: Fri 11:30–13:00 U53, L. Šafránková Pavlíčková
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
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
  • Human being and society: Bauman
  • Human being and society: Goffman
  • Human being and society: Merton
  • Structures of power: Foucault
  • Structures of power: Bourdieu
  • Social change: Elias
  • Social change: Možný
  • Contemporary sociology: selected text
  • MOŽNÝ, Ivo. Proč tak snadno-- : některé rodinné důvody sametové revoluce : sociologický esej. 3. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství (SLON), 2009. 132 s. ISBN 9788074190131. info
  • O procesu civilizace : sociogenetické a psychogenetické studie. Edited by Norbert Elias, Translated by Josef Boček. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 2006. 338 s. ISBN 8072038389. info
  • BAUMAN, Zygmunt. Modernita a holocaust. Translated by Jana Ogrocká. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2003. 331 s. ISBN 80-86429-23-7. info
  • 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
  • FOUCAULT, Michel. Dohlížet a trestat :kniha o zrodu vězení. Translated by Čestmír Pelikán. Praha: Dauphin, 2000. 427 s. ISBN 80-86019-96-9. 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
  • GOFFMAN, Erving. Všichni hrajeme divadlo :sebeprezentace v každodenním životě. Vyd. 1. Praha: Nakladatelství Studia Ypsilon, 1999. 247 s. ISBN 80-902482-4-1. 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 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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