SOC755 General Sociology

Fakulta sociálních studií
podzim 2017
1/1/0. 10 kr. Ukončení: zk.
doc. PhDr. Csaba Szaló, Ph.D. (přednášející)
doc. Mgr. Pavel Pospěch, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Dr. Werner Binder (přednášející)
Mgr. Runya Qiaoan, Ph.D. (pomocník)
prof. PhDr. Ladislav Rabušic, CSc.
Katedra sociologie - Fakulta sociálních studií
Kontaktní osoba: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra sociologie - Fakulta sociálních studií
Út 15:15–16:45 P52
NOW ( SOC755a Seminar to General sociology )
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je nabízen i studentům mimo mateřské obory.
Předmět si smí zapsat nejvýše 20 stud.
Momentální stav registrace a zápisu: zapsáno: 0/20, pouze zareg.: 0/20, pouze zareg. s předností (mateřské obory): 0/20
Jiné omezení: For Masters students from any dpt in FSS and for Graduate Program in Sociology (English) students and for exchange students.
Mateřské obory/plány
Cíle předmětu
This course introduces students to the wide range of social theory that has developed in the discipline of Sociology, providing exposure to classical, 20th century, and contemporary theories. The literature has been selected to provide a comprehensive, critical introduction to the development of the topics, theory, and methods of Sociology. There is a strong emphasis on clarifying the basic philosophy of sociological inquiry and examining the first principles upon which each theory is based.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

- Recall and relate sociological theories and approaches that have developed over time
- think critically about and engage in debate over different theoretical approaches
- Identify and explain major contemporary and historical sociological theories and use formal theory in the analysis of current social issues
- Interpret the significance of sociological issues in their daily lives
- Demonstrate their knowledge of sociological theory and contemporary social issues
- Be prepared to pass the State Exam to fulfill requirements to earn the MA degree
  • The course is based on weekly seminar meetings in which the required reading is presented and discussed. The weekly topics for the semester include:
  • - What is Sociology?
  • - Sociological Theory, Theorizing and Methodology
  • - Classical Sociology I - Marx and Critical Theory
  • - Durkheim, Structural Functionalism and Durkheimian Sociology
  • - Weber
  • - Rational Choice and Exchange Theories
  • - Feminist Theory
  • - Interactionism and Social Constructionism
  • - Micro-Macro, Structure-Agency Integration
  • - Modernity and Postmodernity
    povinná literatura
  • ALEXANDER, Jeffrey C., Kenneth THOMPSON a Laura Desfor EDLES. A contemporary introduction to sociology : culture and society in transition. 2nd ed. Boulder [Colo.]: Paradigm Publishers, 2012. xxii, 666. ISBN 9781612050294. info
  • APPELROUTH, Scott. Classical and contemporary sociological theory : text and readings. Edited by Laura Desfor Edles. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Pine Forge Press, 2012. xxiv, 862. ISBN 9781412992336. info
  • GIDDENS, Anthony. Introduction to sociology / Anthony Giddens ... [et al.]. 8th ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 2012. xxiii, 633. ISBN 9780393912135. info
  • RITZER, George. Sociological theory. 8th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2012. 1 sv. ISBN 9780071315371. info
  • GAIRDNER, William D. The book of absolutes : a critique of relativism and a defence of universals. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008. xvi, 398. ISBN 9780773536197. info
  • SOWELL, Thomas. A conflict of visions : ideological origins of political struggles. New York: Basic Books, 2007. xiv, 329. ISBN 9780465002054. info
  • DANERMARK, Berth. Explaining society : critical realism in the social sciences. 1st ed. London: Routledge, 2002. 221 s. ISBN 041522182X. info
Výukové metody
The method of teaching focuses on weekly lectures.
Metody hodnocení
Students are expected to attend every seminar meeting and participate actively in class. There is one mid-term exam covering information presented in class and the required readings up to that point; a comprehensive final exam at the end of the semester tests all information presented during the semester. Students receive a final letter grade (A-F) for the semester based on the following components:

40% – Mid-term exam
60% – Final exam
Vyučovací jazyk
Informace učitele
Dr. Benjamin Vail is Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department. His office is in room 359 in the FSS building, and his office hours will be posted at the start of each semester.
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