SPRb1219 Sociology

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
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
Thu 17. 2. 10:00–11:40 U32, Thu 24. 2. 10:00–11:40 U32, Thu 3. 3. 10:00–11:40 U32, Thu 10. 3. 10:00–11:40 U32, Thu 17. 3. 10:00–11:40 U32, Thu 24. 3. 10:00–11:40 U32, Thu 31. 3. 10:00–11:40 U42, Thu 7. 4. 10:00–11:40 U32, Thu 14. 4. 10:00–11:40 U32, Thu 21. 4. 10:00–11:40 U32, Thu 28. 4. 10:00–11:40 U32, Thu 5. 5. 10:00–11:40 U32, Thu 12. 5. 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: 46/50, only registered: 0/50
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
This course enables students of public and social policy and social work to understand the processes that affect the position and actions of individuals in contemporary societies. Its aim is to strengthen knowledge, skills and abilities of students who should be able at the end of the course to identify, analyze and understand current public and social problems and risky behavior of different individuals and groups through existing sociological theories and different (paradigmatic) approaches.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able to analyze and understand all social processes and actions of individuals and groups, that he encounter as a graduate in the everyday practice.
  • Introduction to the sociology
  • Subject, method and structure of sociology
  • Culture and society
  • Symbolic communication
  • Institutionalized action: socialization, social control and social deviance
  • Organized action: social groups, organizations and bureaucracies
  • Key paradigms in sociology
  • Family and marriage
  • Formal organizations, bureaucracies and total institutions
  • Social stratification
  • 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
Individual themes are presented at lecturea where ppt presentations are used and particular topics presented in these lectures and read in obligatory literature discussed at group seminars.
Assessment methods
The successfully completion of the course is conditional on passing continuous tests, the final test and completion of all seminar tasks.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2023.
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