PGBK005 Foundations of sociology

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
16/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. et Mgr. Gábor Oláh, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Milada Rabušicová, Dr. (alternate examiner)
prof. Mgr. Klára Šeďová, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Milada Rabušicová, Dr.
Department of Educational Sciences – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Zelená
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences – Faculty of Arts
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: 0/50, only registered: 0/50
fields of study / plans 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.
Learning outcomes
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
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019.
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