SZ7BP_OVUS Introduction to Sociology

Faculty of Education
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Barbora Vacková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Barbora Vacková, Ph.D.
Department of Civics - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jitka Autratová
Supplier department: Department of Civics - Faculty of Education
each even Tuesday 14:00–15:50 učebna 5a
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: 0/50, only registered: 0/50, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/50
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Course objectives
The course introduces basic sociological concepts and theories. It will focus primarily on the sociology of the family, and education. The aim of the course is to coach students to be able to think about its profession, about the historical as well as recent phenomena in sociologically relevant and critical contexts. The course focuses therefore on the sociological concepts of social roles, norms and values, conformity and deviance, disciplination, social stratification and its reproduction through the educational system.
  • • The emergence of sociology, what it is and what it deals with. • What is the society: nature, culture, and language. • Social stratification and inequality, gender, roles of men and women in society. • Sociology of education. • Sociology of family. • Sociology of housing.
    required literature
  • JANDOUREK, Jan. Průvodce sociologií. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2008. 208 s. ISBN 9788024723976. info
  • BAUMAN, Zygmunt and Tim MAY. Myslet sociologicky : netradiční uvedení do sociologie. Translated by Jana Ogrocká. V tomto překladu přeprac. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2004. 239 s. ISBN 8086429288. info
    recommended literature
  • GIDDENS, Anthony. Sociology. 1. ed. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1989. xxvi, 815. ISBN 0-7456-0545-1. info
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Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2003, Spring 2004, Autumn 2004, Spring 2005, Autumn 2005, Spring 2006, Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2018.
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