SOCb1001 Introduction to Sociology

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Csaba Szaló, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Pavel Pospěch, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Bc. Martina Nedomová, DiS. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tomáš Paul (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Csaba Szaló, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
! SOC101 Introduction to Sociology
Being able to read academic texts in Czech.
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 100 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/100, only registered: 66/100
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The basic aim of the course seeks to uncover the interdependence between the biographical experience of individual social actors and historical dynamics of the institutional structures of society.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able:
(a) to understand basic concepts of sociology (b) to formulate interpretations of social phenomena by means of sociological concepts.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The history of sociology. - Harrington (27-35, 46-54), Keller (13-20, 26-36)
  • 3. Karl Marx.- Harrington (73-86), Keller (85-121)
  • 4. Emile Durkheim. - Harrington (87-99), Keller (195-235)
  • 5. Max Weber. - Harrington (103-118), Keller (237-290)
  • 6. Georg Simmel. - Harrington (119-129), Keller (327-360)
  • 7. Late modernity as a risk society I. - Beck 2004, úvod ke knize (9-111)
  • 8. Late modernity as a risk society II. Beck (113-159)
  • 9. Late modernity as a risk society III. - Beck (161-204)
  • 10.Institutional dimensions of modernity I.- Giddens (9-74)
  • 11. Institutional dimensions of modernity II.- Giddens (75-156)
    required literature
  • BECK, Ulrich. Riziková společnost : na cestě k jiné moderně. Translated by Otakar Vochoč. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2004. 431 s. ISBN 8086429326. info
  • GIDDENS, Anthony. Důsledky modernity. 2. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2003. 200 s. ISBN 80-86429-15-6. info
    not specified
  • 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. Dějiny klasické sociologie. Vyd. 2. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2005. 529 s. ISBN 9788086429526. info
Teaching methods
lectures, group project, midterm papers
Assessment methods
The course is finished by a written examination. To obtain credits students also have to write three papers during the term: two short essays and one longer paper that will be a result of a group project in which students try to develop a sociological interpretation of selected phenomena.
Course requirements: (a) 3 short essays, (b) group project paper, (c) written exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019.
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