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FF:PG11A16 Foundations of sociology - Course Information

PG11A16 Foundations of sociology

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Petr Fučík, PhD. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Jiří Zounek, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. et Mgr. Gábor Oláh, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
doc. Mgr. Klára Šeďová, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Supervisor
doc. Mgr. Petr Novotný, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Ivana Klusáková
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Tue 12:00–13:40 D22
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 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 48/50, only registered: 0/50, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/50
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.
Learning outcomes
The course is aimed to provide students with three types of skills: 1) To develop understanding of the basic concepts used in the discipline (social institution, social roles, social action, social structure, stratification, mobility…) 2) To understand its basic methodological approaches (quantitative and qualitative methodology, interpretative and constructivist epistemologies) 3) To be informed about the existence of sociological branches and to understand their approaches as the examples of practical applications of sociological theory (sociology of family, sociology of education, sociology of stratification and inequality, social politics)
Syllabus
  • 1. HISTORICAL CONDITIONS OF THE EMERGENCE OF SOCIOLOGY 2. PHILOSOPHICAL ASSUMPTIONS OF THE SCIENCE ABOUT SOCIETY 3. METHODS AND BASIC CONCEPTS OF THE RESEARCH PRACTICE 4. THE ERA OF FOUNDING FATHERS: POSITIVISM - THE DAMNATION OF SOCIOLOGY? 5. CLASSICAL ERA: STRUCTURE AND SOCIAL ACTION. 6. INTERPRETATION OF SOCIAL ACTION AND INTERACTION 7. THE DOMINANCE OF SOCIAL FUNCTIONALISM 8. CURRENT INFLUENTIAL AUTHORS 9. THE SOCIAL STRUCTURE: STRATIFICATION, MOBILITY AND INEQUALITY 10. SOCIALIZATION EDUCATION AND EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM 11. SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY, GENDER 12. RELIGION, RATIONALITY, SCIENCE
Literature
    required literature
  • GIDDENS, Anthony. Sociologie. Edited by Philip W. Sutton, Translated by Tereza Jiroutová Kynčlová. Vyd. 1., aktualiz. a rozš. Praha: Argo, 2013. 1049 s. ISBN 9788025708071. info
  • HARRINGTON, Austin. Moderní sociální teorie : základní témata a myšlenkové proudy. Translated by Hana Antonínová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2006. 495 s. ISBN 8073670933. info
  • KELLER, Jan. Úvod do sociologie. 4., rozš. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1997. 181 s. ISBN 80-85850. info
  • MARTUCCELLI, Danilo. Sociologie modernity : itinerář 20. století. Translated by Pavla Doležalová - Jana Spoustová. 1. vyd. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2008. 494 s. ISBN 9788073251451. info
    recommended literature
  • PETRUSEK, Miloslav. Společnosti pozdní doby. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství (SLON), 2006. 459 s. ISBN 9788086429632. info
  • The Blackwell companion to social theory. Edited by Bryan S. Turner. 2nd ed. Malden: Blackwell, 2000. xx, 570. ISBN 063121366X. info
  • BAUMAN, Zygmunt. Myslet sociologicky : netradiční uvedení do sociologie. Translated by Jana Ogrocká. Vydání první. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1996. 233 stran. ISBN 8085850141. info
  • Sociologické školy, směry, paradigmata. Edited by Alena Miltová - Miloslav Petrusek - Alena Vodáková. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1994. 249 s. ISBN 8085850044. info
Teaching methods
lectures
Assessment methods
To complete the course successfully, it is needed to reach at least 60 points out of 100. The classification on points is divided as follows: 20pts for presence in 10 lectures 10pts for seminar paper 10pts for feedback on paper of colleague 60pts for written exam (8 open questions + 2 multiple choice questions)
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
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 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017.
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