SPRb1219 Sociology

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Pavel Horák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Pavel Horák, Ph.D.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Wed 10:00–11:40 U32
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 7/50, only registered: 0/50
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course Sociology for Social Policy and Social Work is an introduction to exploring the social structures, processes and mechanisms that shape society. Particular emphasis is placed on their understanding and exploration through existing paradigmatic approaches. Furthermore, sociological themes that are subjects of everyday interventions of experts in social policy and social work are presented.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course the student will be able to understand social processes related to topics that can be encountered in the everyday practice of experts in public and social policy and social work. He will be able to analyze different social phenomenon through classical sociological theories.
  • Introduction to the sociology Subject, Method and Structure of Sociology Culture and society Survival in Society I .: Symbolic Communication Survival in Society II .: Institutionalized action (Socialization, Social Control and Deviation) Survival in Society III .: Organized action (social groups, organizations and bureaucracy) Basic paradigms in sociology Family as a primary social group and marriage as a social institution Formal organization, bureaucracy and total institutions Social stratification of society - Society and its layers and classes Policy Economy
    required literature
  • PECKA, Emanuel. Sociologie politiky. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2010. 240 s. ISBN 9788024727936. URL info
  • JANDOUREK, Jan. Úvod do sociologie. Vyd. 2. Praha: Portál, 2009. 231 s. ISBN 9788073676445. URL info
  • KUBÁTOVÁ, Helena. Základy sociologie. Edited by František Znebejánek. 2., přeprac. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2008. 151 s. ISBN 9788024418742. info
  • MORAWSKI, Witold. Ekonomická sociologie. Translated by Jiří Ogrocký. Vydání první. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2005. 338 stran. ISBN 8086429431. 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
  • BAUMAN, Zygmunt. Myslet sociologicky :netradiční uvedení do sociologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1997. 233 s. ISBN 80-85850-14-1. info
  • KELLER, Jan. Sociologie byrokracie a organizace. 1. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1996. 191 s. ISBN 80-85850-15-X. info
  • KELLER, Jan. Úvod do sociologie (Introduction to Sociology.). In Úvod do sociologie. Praha: SLON, 1995. ISBN 80-85850-06-0. info
    recommended literature
  • GIDDENS, Anthony. Sociologie. Edited by Jan Jařab. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 1999. 595 s. ISBN 8072031244. info
  • BERGER, Peter L. Pozvání do sociologie. Translated by Eduard Urbánek. 1. vyd. Praha: Federální ministerstvo obrany ČSFR, Správa sociálního zařízení, 1991. 157 s. ISBN 80854690801. info
Teaching methods
Specific themes are presented in a form of professional lectures. Students discuss individual themes and findings from the literature in the seminars. Participation on lectures and seminars, pass two proofs likewise the homework are the preconditions for the course graduation.
Assessment methods
Students read prescribed literature continuously, write test in half session and take an exam consisting from written and oral part at the end of the course.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
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