Course syllabus ZSPA - Introduction to Sociology (ILE - WS 2014/2015)

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Course code: ZSPA
Course title in Czech: Introduction to Sociology
Course title in English:
Introduction to Sociology
WS 2014/2015
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 0/14 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
Course type:
Type of delivery:
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction: Czech
Course supervisor: doc. PhDr. Dana Linhartová, CSc.
Course supervising department:
Mgr. et Mgr. Lenka Kamanová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Dana Linhartová, CSc. (supervisor, tutor)
to study at faculty ICV
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The aim of this subject is to specify sociology as scientific discipline, to defend its legitimacy and to introduce the relation of the sociology with the other sciences and practice. The students will be introducted with the sociology establishment, they shuld understand to the social behaviour and study a theory of social behaviour (Marx, Durkheim,Weber, Schutz, Goffman, Habermas). The social system will be analyzed (structure, function, processes, surroundings, system types, konsensus, conflict, interpretation). The social organisation will be presented as a social system (types of theories, practical use in the management) and different social organisations be compared (traditional, local, territorial, regional). The attention will be paid to research: 1. generally (situation, strategy, methods), 2. quantitativly (subject, object, homogenisation, measurement, hypothesis, explanation), 3. qualitativly (subject, object, understanding, interpretation).
Course content:
The Sociology: specification, legitimation, the relation of the sociology with the other sciences and practice. (allowance 2/1)
Genesis of sociology: traditional society, modernisation, new problems, new science. (allowance 2/1)
The social behaviour: socialisation, enkulturation; akulturation; institution, groups, role, verification. (allowance 2/1)
The social behaviour: Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Schutz, Goffman, Habermas; utilization. (allowance 2/1)
The social behaviour: social capital, social mobility, trends. (allowance 2/1)
6.Social systems: pragmatic approaches (consensus , conflict, interpretation). (allowance 2/1)
Social systems: structure, function, processes, surroundings, system types. (allowance 2/1)
The social organisation as a social system (types of theories, practical use in the management. (allowance 4/2)
The social organisations: traditional, modern, late modern; local, territorial, regional. (allowance 2/1)
The research: situation, strategy, methods. (allowance 4/2)
11.The quantitativly research (subject, object, homogenisation, measurement, hypothesis, explanation). (allowance 2/1)
The qualitativly research (subject, object, understanding, interpretation). (allowance 2/1)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Combined form
28 h0 h
14 h
0 h
0 h
16 h
preparation for exam46 h
70 h
preparation for regular assessment
0 h
30 h
writing of seminar paper
52 h24 h
140 h140 h
Assessment methods:
Elaboration of project, examination.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
0 %
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
DISMAN, M. Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost. Karolinum, 2006. 376 p. ISBN 80-246-0139-7.
GIDDENS, A. Sociologie. 1st ed. Praha: Argo, 1999. 595 p. ISBN 80-7203-124-4.
HENDL, J. Kvalitativní výzkum: základní metody a aplikace. Portál, 2005.
HUBÍK, S. Hypotéza. České Budějovice: Jihočeská univerzita, 2006. 80 p.
KUBÁTOVÁ, H. Sociologie. 1st ed. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2009. 239 p. ISBN 978-80-244-2315-9.
KELLER, J. Sociologie, byrokracie a organizace. 1st ed. Praha: SLON, 1996. 191 p. ISBN 80-85850-15-X.
MACIONIS, J. -- PLUMMER, K. Sociology : a global introduction. Harlow: Prentice-Hall, 2002. 766 p. ISBN 0-13-040737-2.
MARSH, I. Sociology : making sense of society. London: Prentice Hall, 2000. 840 p. ISBN 0-582-36943-6.
OURODA, S. Sociologie. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2004. 160 p. ISBN 80-7157-766-9.

FULCHER, J. -- SCOTT, J. Sociology. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003. 933 p. ISBN 0-19-925341-2.
GIDDENS, A. Sociology. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2001. 750 p. ISBN 0-7456-2311-5.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-SP-UPVOV Teaching of practical subjects and vocational training, part-time form, initial period WS 2014/2015
Field of study B-SP-UPVOV Teaching of practical subjects and vocational training, full-time form, initial period WS 2014/2015
Course listed in previous semesters: WS 2020/2021, WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017 (and older)
Teaching place: Brno

Last modification made by Ing. Kateřina Halíčková on 06/24/2014.

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