PHK1111 Introduction to Sociology

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 6 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
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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.
  • 1. Main concepts of the classical sociological theories (Durkheim and Weber)
  • 2. Selected theories from contemporary sociology (Berger, Luckmann)
    required literature
  • KELLER, Jan. Úvod do sociologie. 5. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2004. 204 s. ISBN 9788086429397. info
  • WEBER, Max. Metodologie, sociologie a politika. Vyd. 1. Praha: Oikoymenh, 1998. 354 s. ISBN 9788072983896. 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
  • GIDDENS, Anthony. Důsledky modernity. 2. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2003. 200 s. ISBN 80-86429-15-6. info
    recommended 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
  • DISMAN, Miroslav. Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost :příručka pro uživatele. 3. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2000. 374 s. ISBN 978-80-246-0139-7. info
  • GIDDENS, Anthony. Sociologie. Edited by Jan Jařab. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 1999. 595 s. ISBN 8072031244. 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
Teaching methods
Lectures, reading
Assessment methods
oral examination
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
General note: Informace o rozvrhu kurzu najdete zde:
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: celkem 6 hod. konzultací.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět je určen pouze pro studenty s imatrikulací do jaro 2019, včetně.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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