PH1215 Introduction to Sociology

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Dušan Lužný, Dr. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Josef Krob, CSc.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Hana Holmanová
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Fri 9:10–10:45 U25
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 40 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 3/40, only registered: 0/40
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is conceived as a combination of reading and teaching. The main objectives of the course are the following: approach to the sociological way of thinking about reality, capability for orientation in principal sociological conceptions, concepts and paradigms, ability to operate with them and to formulate critical reflection about them.
  • Introductory informational meeting
  • Discussion in the intentions of the first reading text (P. Berger: Invitation to the sociology)
  • Classical sociological theory I (Marx)
  • Classical sociological theory II (Durkheim)
  • Classical sociological theory III (Weber)
  • Reading week (Berger and Luckmann: Social construction of the reality)
  • Contemporary sociological theory (discusion: Berger and Luckmann: Social construction of the reality)
  • Sociological reflection of family
  • Gender, sex, intimity
  • Sociological reflection of social structure
  • Sociology of religion
  • Empirical research - quantitative, qualitative
    required literature
  • Pozvání do sociologie :humanistická perspektiva. Edited by Peter L. Berger. 2. vyd. Brno: BARRISTER & PRINCIPAL, 2003. 194 s. ISBN 80-85947-90-0. info
  • BERGER, Peter L. and Thomas LUCKMANN. Sociální konstrukce reality :pojednání o sociologii vědění. Translated by Jiří Svoboda. 1. vyd. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 1999. 214 s. ISBN 80-85959-46-1. info
  • KELLER, Jan. Úvod do sociologie. 5. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2004. 204 s. ISBN 9788086429397. info
  • KELLER, Jan. Dějiny klasické sociologie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2004. 529 s. ISBN 8086429342. info
    recommended literature
  • Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost :příručka pro uživatele. Edited by Miroslav Disman. 3. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2000. 374 s. ISBN 80-246-0139-7. info
  • GIDDENS, Anthony. Sociologie. Edited by Jan Jařab. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 1999. 595 s. ISBN 8072031244. info
Teaching methods
Lectures are focused on the performance of key authors and their theories, and of selected sociological topics (family, stratification, etc.). Reading (independent work): reading of selected texts (Berger: Invitation to Sociology; Berger - Luckmann: Social Construction of Reality).
Assessment methods
Prerequisite for the successful completion of the course are two critical reflections based on given readings (form of short essay), semester paper. Assessment will be based on these essays and final essay (approximately 18 000 characters). Theme is based on your choice. Text must include all elements of the scientific text (such as footnotes, references to sources, bibliography, etc.).
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Further Comments
Study Materials
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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