FSS:HEN906 Contemporary Soc. Theory - Course Information

HEN906 Contemporary Sociological Theory

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Csaba Szaló, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Karel Stibral, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Veronika Išová
Supplier department: Department of Environmental Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
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 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 3/15, only registered: 0/15
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
understand and explain basic sociological paradigms and issues of contemporary sociological theory;
understand and explain key concepts and theoretical frameworks, which form the core of sociological paradigms and make them function as research programs for empirical analyses;
to distinguish between various interpretative capacities of sociological paradigms and their key concepts;
Learning outcomes
Knowledge of the basic analytical apparatus of general sociological theory.
Syllabus (in Czech)
  • 1. Bauman, Z.: Úvahy o postmoderní době. Slon, Praha 1995 2. Berger, P.L.; Luckmann, T.: Sociální konstrukce reality. CDK, Brno 1999 3. Bourdieu, P.: Teorie jednání. Karolinum, Praha 1998 4. Giddens, A.: Důsledky modernity. Slon, Praha 1998 5. Beck, U.: Riziková společnost. SLON, Praha 2004 6. Keller, J.: Dějiny klasické sociologie. SLON, Praha 2005 7. Mills, Ch.W. : Sociologická imaginace. SLON, Brno 2002 8. Merton, R. K.: Studie ze sociologické teorie, Slon, Praha 2000 9. Habermas, J.: Problémy legitimity v pozdním kapitalismu. Filosofia, Praha. 2000.
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
written examination
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught each semester.
General note: test z četby.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2001, Spring 2002, Autumn 2002, Spring 2003, 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, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2018, recent)
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