SOCn6301 Social stratification research

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Katrňák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Tomáš Doseděl, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Katrňák, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology – Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology – Faculty of Social Studies
Tue 19. 9. 10:00–11:40 P52, Tue 26. 9. 10:00–11:40 P52, Tue 3. 10. 10:00–11:40 P52, Tue 10. 10. 10:00–11:40 U34, Tue 17. 10. 10:00–11:40 P52, Tue 24. 10. 10:00–11:40 P52, Tue 31. 10. 10:00–11:40 P52, Tue 7. 11. 10:00–11:40 P52, Tue 14. 11. 10:00–11:40 P52, Tue 21. 11. 10:00–11:40 P52, Tue 28. 11. 10:00–11:40 P52, Tue 5. 12. 10:00–11:40 P52, Tue 12. 12. 10:00–11:40 P52
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! SOC409 Stratification research
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 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 11/25, only registered: 0/25
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to get knowledge about social stratification and methods of its measurement.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- identify and summarize important features of the main periods of social stratification research;
- identify and describe current domestic and foreign trends in social stratification research;
- analyze current knowledge in the field of social stratification research;
- analyze and measure social inequalities
  • Inequality;
  • Basic concepts of social stratification research;
  • Inequality in conditions: measurement;
  • Measuring labor market positions: the concept of social class and ISEI;
  • Social mobility, social fluidity and their measurement;
  • Social stratification research - four generations of researchers;
  • Theory of social mobility and social fluidity;
  • Theory of educational inequalities;
  • Theory of homogamy and assortative mating
    required literature
  • KATRŇÁK, Tomáš. Třídní analýza a sociální mobilita (Class Analysis and Social Mobility). Brno: CDK, 2005, 211 pp. Studie. ISBN 80-7325-067-5. URL info
    recommended literature
  • KATRŇÁK, Tomáš. Třídní analýza a sociální mobilita. 1. vyd. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury (CDK), 2005, 211 s. ISBN 8073250675. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, seminar, discussion, student presentations
Assessment methods
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
General note: Předmět nebude vyučován pokud si ho zapíše méně než 5 studujících.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2024.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2023, recent)
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