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Sociology

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course introduces major concepts, theories, scholars, subfields, and research results of sociology, relating them to the realities of modern organizations. Students will learn what is “sociological imagination” and sociological analysis and how to apply sociological methods and ideas in the fields of sociology, management and organizational research. We will discuss major sociological paradigms: functionalism, constructivism and conflict paradigm. Students will learn sociological concepts, and also macro, middle, and micro-level sociological theories. Current situations, problems and trends in various social institutions such as education, business, mass media etc. will be discussed and analyzed. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods are compared and their respective advantages and disadvantages are discussed. Different aspects of measurement and its applications in social sciences are discussed, including typical measurement errors, sampling strategies. Students will learn how to use different method of social research: classical and quasi experiment, observation, surveys, secondary data analysis, focus groups, desk research. Students will plan, perform and present sociological research projects in teams of 4-6 participants.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • finding actual social problems and proving their importance;
  • • choosing appropriate methods and research design for a given social problem research;
  • acquiring knowledge and skills for performing social research project
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • the basic terms and concepts of sociology;
  • leading sociological theories and their advantages and limitations;
  • the basics of sociological research, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods;
  • different measurement scales and their application;
  • the stages and designs of sociological research;
  • the most important social institutions and their contemporary programs;
  • the main institutions that shape the global marketplace;
  • economic integration and economic and political integration.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to sociology and sociological imagination
  • Sociological research methods
  • Basic sociological concepts
  • Social structure and inequality
  • Social institutions
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking team research project
  • non-blocking intermediate test
  • non-blocking activity
  • non-blocking final exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    Formula for final grade: 0,6 * reseach project + 0,1 activity + 0,2 test + 0,1 * final exam !!! Rounding procedure applies only for the final grade – grades for the other elements are not rounded. If the grade before averaging is integer plus .9, it will be rounded to the next integer. For example, 5.9 will be rounded to 6 points, but 7.8 will not be and final grade will be 7.
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Giddens, A., & Sutton, P. W. (2017). Essential Concepts in Sociology (Vol. Second edition). Malden, MA: Polity. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1520273

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Jarvie, G. (2018). Sport, Culture and Society : An Introduction (Vol. Third edition). London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1554357
  • Seidman, S. (2016). Contested Knowledge : Social Theory Today. [Place of publication not identified]: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1355171