SOC755a Seminar to General sociology

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Ing. Radim Marada, Ph.D. (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
Thu 18:00–19:40 U34
Prerequisites (in Czech)
NOW ( SOC755 General Sociology )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 4/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This course is a required seminar for students enrolled in General Sociology (SOC755). The purpose of this seminar is for students to gain deeper knowledge, think critically about, and discuss the social theories introduced in the General Sociology class.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, students should be able to:

- Recall and relate sociological theories and approaches that have developed over time
- think critically about and engage in debate over different theoretical approaches
- Identify and explain major contemporary and historical sociological theories and use formal theory in the analysis of current social issues
- 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
  • This seminar provides an opportunity for students to discuss the theories and concepts introduced in the regular General Sociology seminar. Students may read supplementary literature, watch films, and make in-class presentations and write essays about themes discussed in General Sociology.
    required literature
  • GIDDENS, Anthony. Sociology [Giddens, 1997]. 3rd. ed. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1997. xiv, 625 s. ISBN 0-7456-1802-2.
  • RITZER, George. Sociological theory. 8th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2012. 1 sv. ISBN 9780071315371. info
  • ARCHER, Margaret Scotford. Being human : the problem of agency. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. x, 323. ISBN 0521795648. info
  • BAUMAN, Zygmunt. Liquid modernity. 1st pub. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2000. vi, 228. ISBN 0745624103. info
  • BECK, Ulrich. Risk society : towards a new modernity. Translated by Mark Ritter. 1st ed. London: Sage Publications, Inc., 1998. 260 s. ISBN 0-8039-8346-8. info
Teaching methods
This course will consist of weekly meetings and will focus on presentations and discussion.
Assessment methods
The semester grade will be based on students' attendance, participation in discussion, classroom presentations, and essays.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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