FF:PH1215 Introduction to Sociology - Course Information
PH1215 Introduction to SociologyFaculty of Arts
- 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
- Philosophy (programme FF, B-HS)
- Philosophy (programme FF, B-PH) (2)
- Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Social Studies Basics (programme FF, N-MA)
- Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Social Studies Basics (programme FF, N-SS) (2)
- 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
- 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.).
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses