FF:PG11A16 Foundations of sociology - Course Information

PG11A16 Foundations of sociology

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2009
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Klára Šeďová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Milan Pol, CSc.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Ivana Klusáková
Tue 18:20–19:55 zruseno D21
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 40 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/40, only registered: 0/40, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/40
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is an introduction to the discipline of Sociology. It maps origins and development of the discipline, informs about topics dealt with in sociology and possible attitudes and scientific approaches. The aim of the course is to present to students a basic orientation in the discipline. As a result, students understand the specifics of various sociological paradigms, branches and schools, and they know their main representatives and basics of scientific research work. They are well informed about basic topics of contemporary sociology and accessible sources of data about Czech society.
  • 1. Origins and the object of sociology 2. Consensual sociological theories 3. Sociological theory of conflict 4. Interpretative sociology 5. Post-modernism in Sociology 6. Culture, society, and an individual 7. Socialization and social control 8. Institutionalized behaviour 9. Social stratification and social mobility 10. Contemporary Czech society. Researches and their methodologies
  • BAUMAN, Zygmunt. Myslet sociologicky :netradiční uvedení do sociologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1997. 233 s. ISBN 80-85850-14-1. info
  • GIDDENS, Anthony. Sociologie. Edited by Jan Jařab. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 1999. 595 s. ISBN 8072031244. info
  • HAVLÍK, Radomír and Jaroslav KOŤA. Sociologie výchovy a školy. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2002. 174 s. ISBN 80-7178-635-7. info
  • KELLER, Jan. Úvod do sociologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1992. info
  • LYOTARD, Jean François. O postmodernismu :postmoderno vysvětlované dětem : postmoderní situace. Translated by Jiří Pechar. Vyd. 1. Praha: Filosofia, 1993. 206 s. ISBN 80-7007-047-1. info
  • Sociologické školy, směry, paradigmata. Edited by Miloslav Petrusek - Alena Miltová - Alena Vodáková. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1994. 249 s. ISBN 80-85850-04-4. info
  • Velký sociologický slovník. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1996. s. 749-162. ISBN 80-7184-311-3. info
  • Velký sociologický slovník. 2, P - Ž. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1996. S. 749 - 1. ISBN 80-7184-310-51. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
written exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2000, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Spring 2003, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2009, recent)
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