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Июль

Sociology

2020/2021
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 4 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

This discipline belongs to the general cycle of disciplines that provide basic bachelor's training. The discipline is based on the format of blended learning, i.e. includes materials of the online course “Classical Sociological Theory”
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The purpose of mastering the discipline Sociology are to familiarize students with the basics of classical and modern approaches in sociology, with traditional and modern styles of sociological thinking and their conceptual apparatus
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • knowledge of the basics of the sociological approach to understanding reality
  • knowledge of basic classical theories and paradigms of sociological thinking
  • ability to use sociological theories for the analysis of social phenomena and processes
  • development of academic reading, writing, and presentation skills
  • the ability to plan and implement teamwork
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to Sociology
    Socio-economic and intellectual background of sociology as a science. The specifics of sociological knowledge and approach to the study of society.
  • Classical Sociological Theory
    Bernard Mandeville and Adam Smith. Auguste Comte. Alexis de Tocqueville. Karl Marx. Émile Durkheim. Max Weber. Norbert Elias
  • Theoretical and Methodological Bases of Sociology as a Scientific Discipline
    Sociological Paradigms: structural functionalism, social constructivism, the paradigm of social interactionism. How is society organized? The Design and Methods of Sociological Research
  • Social Structure and Inequality
    Social Stratification: Inequality and Mobility. Principles of Social Stratification. Sociological approaches to the understanding of social stratification. Social structure of society: caste and class systems. Gender inequality.
  • Social institutions
    The essence of social institutions, their structure, functions and significance. Family as a social institution. Economy as a social institution. Employment and the labor market.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking online course results
  • non-blocking In-class Participation
  • non-blocking Mid-term testing
  • non-blocking Final exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.3 * Final exam + 0.2 * In-class Participation + 0.2 * Mid-term testing + 0.3 * online course results
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Rousseau, N. (2014). Society Explained : An Introduction to Sociology. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=752270

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Abrutyn, S. (2016). Handbook of Contemporary Sociological Theory. Switzerland: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1251393
  • Dillon, M. (2014). Introduction to Sociological Theory : Theorists, Concepts, and Their Applicability to the Twenty-First Century (Vol. Second edition). Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=667235